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High [9th-12th] Lesson Plan

Deconstructed Collage Portrait

Created on June 13, 2019 by rbteachart

Artists will learn how to draw facial features using value and monochromatic colors. They will then create a 2D mixed media art piece (collage) arranged in a composition to create a deconstructed face.

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4 sessions; 80 minutes per session

SWBAT draw facial features using value and monochromatic colors.
SWBAT create a 2D mixed media art piece (collage) arranged in a composition to create a deconstructed face.

1. Colored Construction Paper
2. Colored Pencils
3. Newspaper
4. Black Construction Paper (12 x 18)
5. Glue Sticks

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1. Practice drawing eyes, nose, mouth and hair in your sketchbook. Refer to the how-to sheets and project sample. Each practice sketch will be shown to the teacher to get credit. You will get 5 points for each facial feature – This is separate from the final project grade.

2. Once you are comfortable with the drawings, get colored paper to start you final drawings. This will be mostly MONOCHROMATIC (one color) so you papers should all be the same color but different shades.

3. Use regular pencil to lightly sketch the details of your facial features. Use colored pencils in the same color family as your paper to color in all of the details, shades and values. You must use a minimum of 3 different colored pencil colors. All the colors should be in the same color family. Think analogous colors or a Light, Medium and Dark of the color you choose.

4. You need to draw and color the following features:
• 2 eyes with eyebrows
• 1 nose
• 1 mouth
• Hair – this can be one large drawing of hair or a few sections.

5. Use newspaper for your head and neck. Draw the shape of the head and cut it out. Then draw the neck and shoulders and cut it out. It should be 2 pieces so you can layer them.

6. Rip your facial features so they have a jagged edge around them.

7. You will Collage (glue down with a glue stick) all of your pieces onto black paper to create a finished composition. Think about placement (eyes are in the middle of the head not at the top)and layering the pieces. They can be angled to create that deconstructed look. You may also add additional papers (all in the same color family) to create details and interest.

8. Once the head, neck and shoulders and facial features are glued down, you will create hair. Hair can be ripped, cut, twisted, etc. Layer different pieces and shades of the color. You can add colored pencil to it to get dimension.

9. Using construction paper add a shirt that has interesting details. Details can be added but using construction paper and/colored pencil.

Students will be graded using the attached Rubric.


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[9-12 Advanced] Students communicate ideas regularly at a high level of effectiveness in at least one visual arts medium
[9-12 Advanced] Students initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems
[9-12 Proficient] Students demonstrate the ability to form and defend judgments about the characteristics and structures to accomplish commercial, personal, communal, or other purposes of art

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[9-12 Advanced] Students describe the origins of specific images and ideas and explain why they are of value in their artwork and in the work of others


  • paintpeace 09/13/2019 at 12:14am
    I think I will do this and combine the element of texture- real and implied.