Holiday Photo Drawing

5 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.2 Develop an idea, question, or problem that is guided by the personal, historical, contemporary, cultural, environmental, and/or economic contexts of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies, tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

Objectives:

·         Students will create a “self-portrait” of themselves using their photograph and the current holiday season.

·         Students will successfully create a body and costume/clothing for their portrait – coordinating these items with the current holiday and correctly proportioning these items with their photograph.

·         Students will create a background, including land, sky, and 5 other items coordinating with the current holiday.

Vocabulary Words:

Portrait, background, environment

Preparation:

Print off student photographs (school pictures).

Materials and Resources:

·         Example of Holiday Photograph artwork

·         Evaluation sheet

·         Photograph of every student (just shoulders, neck, and head)

·         12x18” white paper

·         Crayons

·         Colored markers

·         Pencil

·         Rough draft paper

·         Scissors

·         Glue

·         Pictures of famous portraits

 

 

 

Motivation – Instruction:

·         Show example of the Holiday Photo Drawing.

·         Show examples of famous portraits and explain what a portrait is.

·         Brainstorm together ideas of what the students should look like and be wearing in their self-portraits that coordinate with the current holiday.

·         Have a class discussion about what items should be seen in their background that coordinates with the current holiday (brainstorm list on board).

·         Go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

Procedure:

Day 1:

·         Show example of the Holiday Photo Drawing.

·         Show examples of famous portraits and explain what a portrait is.

·         Brainstorm together ideas of what the students should look like and be wearing in their self-portraits that coordinate with the current holiday.

·         Have a class discussion about what items should be seen in their background that coordinates with the current holiday (brainstorm list on board).

·         Go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

·         Students will draw with a pencil on their rough draft piece of paper a holiday self-portrait (have students draw in a simple head where their photograph will be going). They will include:a body and costume/clothing a background, including land, sky, and 5 other items coordinating with the current holiday.

Day 2:

·         Students will finish up their rough drafts.

·         Students will receive their final paper and photographs (once their rough drafts are complete).

·         Students will neatly cut out their photographs and carefully paste their picture onto the center of their final paper, making sure the paper was positioned vertically.

·         Students will begin to draw their bodies and backgrounds.

Day 3:

·         Students will finish drawing on their final paper.

·         Once students finish their drawing they may begin outlining their picture with colored markers.

Day 4:

·         Students will finish carefully outlining their picture with colored markers.

·         Students will begin coloring in the items in their picture with crayons.

Day 5:

·         Students will finish coloring their picture with crayons, making sure no white space is left showing!

 

Resources:

Adapted from Cathy Gaul – www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/SubPlans/hween.htm