One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Facial expressions can communicate complex emotions. Examine expressions in several hyperrealistic works of art before beginning a project. Learners will create their own clay faces that show an emotion using either photos or their own faces in a mirror as models.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create your own presentation so your class can view these pieces in the detail they are meant to be seen in
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the artist's style is hyperrealistic—the sculptures are true to life and may appear strange to some individuals
  • It is unlikely that pupils will be able to achieve the level of realism present in the model sculptures; emphasize the task of representing a feeling over realism
Pros

  • Comes with images, vocabulary, a rubric, step-by-step project instructions, discussion ideas, and more
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