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A Cultural Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore heritage and identity through an examination of art and a related project. The featured art, related to the African diaspora, includes several types of art created by different artists. Pupils consider their own backgrounds and...
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Who Are You?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What can a self-portrait reveal about an artist? Discuss various self-portraits before tasking your pupils with creating their own. Learners research artists, develop an idea of their own individuality, and create photo collages with...
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Self-Portrait, Mirrors and Metamorphosis!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using M.C. Escher's Hand with Reflecting Sphere as inspiration, learners create their own set of self-portraits using various reflective surfaces. The lesson begins with a discussion about portraiture and ends with a presentation of work...
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Chatty Cherry Stories

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories...
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Portraits as Keys to History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using images and words. They discuss portraits from the Memorial Art Gallery, create a self-portrait collage usng images and words from magazines, and complete a worksheet.
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My Book and Me

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students compare and contrast a variety of books about children and then choose their favorite to incorporate into a life-size self-portrait. They examine self-portraits done by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo daVinci,...
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Eyes That Talk

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students explore their personal strengths and characteristics and write a short description of themselves. Afterward, they create a dramatic self-portrait with an expression that identifies who they are. Students fill the areas around...
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For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars create self-portraits. They examine thier faces and create a self-portrait using pencils and colored markers. Students examine various examples of self-portraits painted by famous artists. They use a mirror to examine what...
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Self-Portrait With Literal Reference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using ideas from a particular theme and piece of literature in this high school Art lesson. Emphasis is placed on combining visual and literal material in a cohesive manner.
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You Are What You Eat!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create believable self-portraits incorporating selected food items as details, forms, and texturesThe compositional focus is a head-and-shoulders portrait appropriate to the food theme resulting in a humorous illustration....
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Digital Image Linoleum Printing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss different types of portrait photography and the various reasons for having a portrait. They change an image into a high contrast image using Adobe Photo Deluxe then transfer their image onto a linoleum block to create a...
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Self-Portrait Unit - Lesson #1

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create self-portraits using artistic elements found in Hispanic culture and, specifically, the art of Frida Kahlo. The instructional activity can be adapted for any culture/country and requires an outside person with...
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Expressive Self Portrait - Mixed Media

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
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Technology as a Design Tool for self-portraits

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using the technology of digital cameras mixed with other media. Adobe Photoshop is a requirement for this specific three week project. State standards for the arts are addressed.
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Creating Realistic Faces

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explain that, in order to create realistic faces, artists study live models, use mathematics to explain correct proportion, and practice by making sketches. They create a self-portrait using these principles.
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Ceramic Relief Portrait

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use draped slab and slab method to create a relief sculpture, adding coil and slab decoration. They study facial features and form them in clay. They study symbolism in Renaissance relief terra cottas.
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Human Abstraction

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore and compare abstraction of human forms in various ancient cultures and by creating self-portraits using geometric shapes. They identify which geometric shapes form the following features: face, nose, arms, torso, legs,...
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Colors of My Skin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students cooperate in small groups to prepare paint colors that match their own skin colors. They share a variety of paint colors which they mix individually to create a shade that matches their own skin tone. They discuss the colors...
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What is Important to You?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the life of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist known for her self-portraits. After discussing her works and life as an artist, students use mirrors to examine their faces and begin drawing their own self-portraits.
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Self-portrait Projects

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teacher discusses drawing of facial features with young scholars. They then research facial features of famous artists and children's illustrators on the Internet. Students then will create a self-portrait using paper and pencil.
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Art and Our Environment II

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the world from both artistic and environmental historical perspectives. Students identify and analyze their knowledge of history, composition/design, process and social studies to improve critical thinking and decision...
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Self Portrait Pots

For Teachers 4th - 8th
students create a self-portrait bust while demonstrating craftmanship in forming clay and glazing/underglazing. After the correct procedures are demonstrated, students create their own self-portrait bust.
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Retablo-Style Self-Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils design tinfoil self-portraits based on the work of Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter. They study the style of this Mexican artist before making their own portraits.
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Self-portrait Poem

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice naming various features or parts of their bodies using similes and vivid adjectives. The format is extended to poetic expressions as they develop a self-portrait and extend the creative experience through art.