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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces,...
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How to Draw a Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Knowing how to draw a portrait is one of the basic skills of art. Watch this video to see eight simple steps of drawing a portrait. Try watching this video while drawing your own portraits.
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Drawing a Person: The Basics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
One of the most difficult subjects to draw in art is the human being. This video shows the basics to drawing a person. Follow these rules when drawing your next person.
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Lesson: All in the Family

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Who was the Radcliffe family? Young learners find out about the life and times of a family from long ago. They analyze the family portrait, write a story about the family, and then use their story to create thought or word bubbles which...
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Lesson: From Time to Time

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A portrait The Radcliffe Family circa 1742 is inspiration for creative writing and empathetic reasoning. Your class discusses the period in which the piece was painted, then imagines what life was like for one of the people seen in the...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Artist's Community: The Real

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Royalty: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Elizabeth Peyton is an artist who creates images of people (often famous) that she doesn't personally know. These images become part of her imagined community. Learners analyze her work, her community of imagined friends, and then create...
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Portrait Parody

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use modern materials and technology to create a modern portrait modeled after a Renaissance picture.
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Portraits in Clay: Elementary Sculpture Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It is lovely how this lesson incorporates the importance or personal expression and art history. Children create low-fire ceramic heads that express emotion or personal feelings. The entire process is laid out step-by-step. All you need...
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Painting Faces: Interpreting Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Over the course of four sessions, upper elementary learners explore the elements of visual art and portraiture and the work of Canadian painter Robert Harris (links included). (Paintings by any portrait artist will fit the plan; choose...
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What Portraits Reveal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how portraits can tell us more about people of the past than just what they looked like. They compare three portraits of U.S. Presidents, analyze portraits of Americans from the Revolutionary War, and write a report on...
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Silhouettes

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the challenges of creating a silhouette. In this silhouette lesson, students learn to produce a silhouette from a projected image. Students compare and contrast the making of a silhouette to a drawing or painting.
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Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
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Sam Houston in Antebellum Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine Sam Houston's role in Texas history. After examining portraits of Sam Houston, they complete Portrait Analysis Sheets as a class. Individuals compare three portraits of Houston and create a chart on the...
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Fine Arts

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Art Teachers should love this presentation which highlights some of the basic elements of pieces of visual art. Purposes for creating art, art processes, art media, and art subject matter are all topics presented in a colorful way. A lot...
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Seeing Yourself

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students compare the meanings of self-portraiture and portraiture. They examine Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger series (1973) of portraits. Afterward, they create self-portrait drawings on unbreakable mirrors.
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Powerful Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students research and study the career and work of famous American portraitist John Singer Sargent. They collect images of people wearing clothing suitable for their career or hobby and identify postures and gestures connected to them....
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Hold That Pose

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discuss the painting The Radcliffe Family and discuss what it was like for them to hold poses for portraits. In this portrait lesson plan, students then pose stuffed animals and make their own portraits.
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Presidential Picture

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create miniature portraits of George Washington using a primary source image, watercolor pencils, colored pencils and white drawing paper. This Art lesson can be used as an introductory lesson on George Washington in a U.S....
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It's All In How You Look At It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners work collaboratively to create artistic renderings of digital photographs using a color value scale and grid techniques in this late-elementary school lesson based upon Ted Rose's book Discovering Drawing. The lesson includes a...
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I've Just Seen a Face: Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine portraits for different images they project, cite three purposes a portrait can serve, analyze portraits of historical figures, and relate biographical research to portraits.
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Portrait of a Friend

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a graphic organizer about themselves and write a short auto-biography. They share their work with a classmate and draw a portrait of a classmate be displayed in the classroom.
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Drawing Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize and respond to the content of visual art using art vocabulary. They recognize the differences between art materials, techniques, and processes.
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Community Symbols: Heroes and Leaders

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the importance of community leaders in portraits. In this art history lesson, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Students research...