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221 resources with the concept portraiture

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Building Analysis Skills Through Art

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing...
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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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Identity Self-Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewWhat symbols represent you best? Individuals consider how they would draw peers using symbols about their identities with an interview and art activity. After conducting interviews and portraits, the art makes a great centerpiece for...
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Light in Painting

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How do painters use and manipulate light in their artwork to give emphasis and establish mood and emotion? Pupils will analyze a few examples of landscape and portrait painting in order to explore the how light is used in art, and will...
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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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All About Me!

For Students K - 1st Standards
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography worksheet. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they...
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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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Chatty Cherry Stories

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories...
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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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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: The Self in the Other's Image: Portraiture and Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art, identity, and an imaginary community, three components that should make for an interesting lesson. Critical thinkers explore and evaluate the work of contemporary artist, Elizabeth Peyton. They discuss her use of subject and art 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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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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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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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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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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Explore Elizabeth I

For Teachers K - 5th
Keen observation skills are an essential trait for good artists. Discuss the elements of a portrait with your class using terminology such as, full-face, profile, quarter-length, full-length. After that, they can use the included...
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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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Guided Reading: Rembrandt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary learners investigate Rembrandt. They read about the painter Rembrandt. After reading, they discuss his techniques, his life, and controversies surrounding his work.
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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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My Book and Me

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners compare and contrast a variety of books about children and then choose their favorite to incorporate into a life-size self-portrait. They examine self-portraits done by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo daVinci,...
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Eyes That Talk

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars explore their personal strengths and characteristics and write a short description of themselves. Afterward, they create a dramatic self-portrait with an expression that identifies who they are. Students fill the areas...