“Monster” Self-Portrait

5 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:
C.1 Engage in full iterative cycles of the artistic/creative process by problem seeking, exploring, making analytical, application, aesthetic, and design choices, before completion.

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.4 Use the best available and appropriate instruments, resources, tools, and technologies to facilitate critical decision-making, problem solving, editing, and the creation of solutions.

Objectives:

·         Students will create a “monster” self-portrait (half of the face will look like student’s “monster” side and the other half will be realistic).

·         Students will use drawing and art as a means to express themselves.

·         Students will how to draw a face and the facial features in the correct spaces and proportions.

·         Students will strengthen their drawing skills.

Vocabulary Words:

Self-portrait

Preparation:

Get out rough draft paper and 12x18” white paper

Materials and Resources:

·         example of Monster Self-Portrait

·         evaluation sheet

·         rough draft paper

·         12x18” white paper

·         pencils

·         markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils

Motivation – Instruction:

  • Have a class discussion on what type of monster students would be if they could be a monster – make class list.
  • Teacher will show example of project.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Teacher will demonstrate how to draw a face correctly and where to position all the facial features.
Procedure:

Day 1:

  • Have a class discussion on what type of monster students would be if they could be a monster – make class list.
  • Teacher will show example of project.
  • Go over evaluation sheet and expectations.
  • Teacher will demonstrate how to draw a face correctly and where to position all the facial features.
  • Students will receive rough draft paper, fold it in half length wise, open it back up and draw the head, neck, and shoulders.
  • Students will choose one side (monster or real) and begin drawing the facial features, details and background.
Day 2:

  • Students will continue drawing their monster/real sides and backgrounds.
Day 3:

·         Students will finish drawing.

·         Students will begin to color their pictures using their choice of crayons, colored pencils, and/or markers.

Day 4:

·         Students will continue to neatly color their pictures.

Day 5:

·         Students will finish coloring their pictures – Project DUE.

Resources:

Lesson adapted from:  Incredible @rt Department