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Picasso Portraits

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Explore Pablo Picasso. In this art history and face drawing lesson, read a brief biography of Pablo Picasso. Draw a self portrait following guided instruction by the teacher.  Paint a self-portrait and practice adding white and black to...
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An Electronic Self-Portrait Lesson Plan - A Unit for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Using a photo of themselves for inspiration, learners create a multi-media self-portrait. A digital image of each child is taken, it is uploaded into the computer where is can be experimented with in a digital format. Young artists then...
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Make a Van Gogh-Style Self-Portrait

For Students 4th - 7th
Learn by doing! Young artists try their hand at creating their own self-portraits in the style of Vincent van Gogh. This worksheet contains a brief explanation of the essential qualities of van Gogh's art: complementary colors and...
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Drawing Portraits Using a Grid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
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Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900

For Teachers 6th - 8th
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. 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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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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self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners 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 they...
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Careers and Self-Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore careers they may have in their future. They create a paper collage self-portrait of themselves as adults dressed for work. They write an autobiography describing the education and training required for their chosen career.
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Illustration: Self Portrait in a Masterpiece

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Technology and art combine in a creative lesson. Kids discuss portrait art and they search online and save a portrait created by one of their favorite artists. They have their picture taken exactly like their chosen portrait, then use...
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Pastel Scratch Portrait

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
A great cross-curricular project for any art classroom, this activity encourages young artists to consider color, pattern, texture, shape and line in their depiction of a historical figure. After researching a historical figure of their...
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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 lesson can be adapted for any culture/country and requires an outside person with cultural knowledge.
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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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Collage Self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is a beautiful art lesson plan which has young artists make a collage self-portrait using images of food. Pupils create a two-dimensional self-portrait using pictures of food and food-related items cut from magazines. A highly...
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Chuck Close Portrait Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After watching a video of photorealist Chuck Close and examining his work, individuals create their own grid-style portrait.
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Lesson Plans for Portrait of the Young Countess Schouvalof

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the art for the Young Countess of Schouvalof and also practice recognizing the work of Le Brun, Leonardo da Vinci, and Andy Warhol. In this portrait art lesson, students analyze copies of the artists work and mark on the...
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Family Portraits

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students investigate historical paintings and discover the meanings hidden in them.  In this art analysis lesson, students complete a worksheet matching pieces of the same paintings.  Students create portraits in class based on their own...
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Self Portrait Jars: Labeling Ourselves

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders create an alternative self-portrait. In this art lesson students study the artwork of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Students use her work as inspiration for a self-portrait in a jar form.
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I Am Unique! Making Self-Portraits

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
You are special and unlike anyone else in the world! Help young artists express their unique identities with a self-portrait lesson that combines social and emotional learning with visual arts.
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Golden Portraits

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners examine a self-portrait collage before making one of themselves. In this self portrait activity students examine an image of Luis Nino's, "Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga." They design a self-portrait of themselves which they...
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Self-Portrait of the Artist

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the self-portraits by Pablo Picasso. In this art analysis lesson, students explore Picasso's direct self-portraits and symbolic self-portraits. Students complete image based discussion. Students create an alter ego and...
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The Artist at Work

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze art pieces of Picasso and Diego Velazquez to consider artists self-portraits using their work tools. In this art analysis lesson, students complete introductory and image based discuss to consider how an artist chooses...
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Retablo-Style Self-Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students 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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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...