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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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Collage Self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is a beautiful art activity 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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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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George vs. George

For Teachers 4th - 12th
New ReviewIt's George versus George in the battle for the American colonies. An interesting activity compares the leadership of George Washington and King George III during the American Revolution. Scholars read text, compare portraits, and...
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Identity Self-Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What 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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Facial Proportion Challenge: Freaky Faces

For Students 9th - 12th
Young artists have fun making freaky faces when they accept the challenge of making proportional portraits. They must find pictures in magazines, cut out two eyes, a nose, and a mouth, and then rescale these images into a portrait.
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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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A Cultural Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore heritage and identity through an examination of art and a related project. The featured art, related to the African diaspora, includes several types of art created by different artists. Pupils consider their own backgrounds and...
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Who Are You?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What can a self-portrait reveal about an artist? Discuss various self-portraits before tasking your pupils with creating their own. Learners research artists, develop an idea of their own individuality, and create photo collages with...
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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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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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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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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Portraits: Androgyny in Contemporary Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Portraiture, artistic expression, romanticism, and androgyny are discussed in a thought-provoking lesson. Upper graders first discuss and examine the history of portraiture and the elements common to the Romantic style. Then they turn...
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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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About Faces and Fractions

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review concepts of fractions, and one-half. They discuss self portraits and the relationships of eyes, nose and mouth to the whole face. Students create base-line self-portraits. On the second day, 3rd graders observe and...
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Self Portrait

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Some of the most treausured pieces of art I have from my daughter's early school years are her self-portraits. It's such fun to see what her own idea of herself was back then. This resource encourages youngsters to make pictures of...
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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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Golden Portraits

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young scholars examine a self-portrait collage before making one of themselves. In this self portrait instructional activity students examine an image of Luis Nino's, "Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga." They design a self-portrait of...
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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 instructional activity. Critical thinkers explore and evaluate the work of contemporary artist, Elizabeth Peyton. They discuss her use of...
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Portrait Parody

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use modern materials and technology to create a modern portrait modeled after a Renaissance picture.
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The Portrait Project Creating Conversations Among Famous Faces of the Past

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore historical portraits through art, world history, and drama. Budding thespians view websites featuring historical portraits, then choose a person of interest to research. They role play the part of this historical figure and...
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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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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...
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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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Portraits as Keys to History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using images and words. They discuss portraits from the Memorial Art Gallery, create a self-portrait collage usng images and words from magazines, and complete a worksheet.
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Presidential Sweepstakes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit the National Gallery of Art and are introduced to portraiture as well as politics and presidents. They use these themes to form political parties and carry out their own "election".
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Self-Portrait Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners study self-portraits taken by photographers to explain the technique and symbolism used. They decide what they would like to say about themselves in their images and then, take pictures of each other. They create an iPhoto book.
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What Portraits Reveal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how portraits can tell us more about people of the past than just what they looked like. They compare three portraits of U.S. Presidents, analyze portraits of Americans from the Revolutionary War, and write a report on...
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You Have Egg On Your Face

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and analyze how the human face is proportioned and explore ways artists use mathematics to make art. They demonstrate the basic face proportions by creating a reference sketch and illustrating visual clues to communicate...
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Silhouettes

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore the challenges of creating a silhouette. In this silhouette lesson, students learn to produce a silhouette from a projected image. Students compare and contrast the making of a silhouette to a drawing or painting.
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Self-Portraits

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create self-portrait showing value and emotion, and gather information about color and emotion through different handheld applications.
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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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Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
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Sam Houston in Antebellum Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine Sam Houston's role in Texas history. After examining portraits of Sam Houston, they complete Portrait Analysis Sheets as a class. Individuals compare three portraits of Houston and create a chart on the...
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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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Becoming Part of the Action

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students improve visualization skills through role play, texture identification, and storytelling. They discuss connections between a painting and their own lives.
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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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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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Seeing Yourself

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students compare the meanings of self-portraiture and portraiture. They examine Andy Warhol's Mick Jagger series (1973) of portraits. Afterward, they create self-portrait drawings on unbreakable mirrors.
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Powerful Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students research and study the career and work of famous American portraitist John Singer Sargent. They collect images of people wearing clothing suitable for their career or hobby and identify postures and gestures connected to them....
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My Book and Me

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students 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
Students 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 around...
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Hold That Pose

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners discuss the painting The Radcliffe Family and discuss what it was like for them to hold poses for portraits. In this portrait lesson plan, students then pose stuffed animals and make their own portraits.
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Art Self-Assessment

For Students 8th - 12th
Reflection is a wonderful way to understand yourself as a learner or as an artist. Kids write a one-paragraph analysis of their own self-portrait. They focus on style, character traits, and self characterization.
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self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students 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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Self-Portrait With Literal Reference

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using ideas from a particular theme and piece of literature in this high school Art lesson. Emphasis is placed on combining visual and literal material in a cohesive manner.
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Reflections Of Me!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a 2-D and 3-D work of art depicting qualities and experiences from their own lives. This innovative instructional activity uses hollowed out, recycled books as the "art canvas" for the project.
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You Are What You Eat!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create believable self-portraits incorporating selected food items as details, forms, and texturesThe compositional focus is a head-and-shoulders portrait appropriate to the food theme resulting in a humorous illustration....
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Self-Portraits Inspired By Saint Helena

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create their own self-portrait revealing personal information employing two types of aesthetics: imitation and expression. Emphasis is placed on the painting "Saint Helena with True Cross" created by Lucus Cranch the Elder.
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Presidential Picture

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students create miniature portraits of George Washington using a primary source image, watercolor pencils, colored pencils and white drawing paper. This Art lesson can be used as an introductory lesson on George Washington in a U.S....
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It's All In How You Look At It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work collaboratively to create artistic renderings of digital photographs using a color value scale and grid techniques in this late-elementary school activity based upon Ted Rose's book Discovering Drawing. The activity...
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I've Just Seen a Face: Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine portraits for different images they project, cite three purposes a portrait can serve, analyze portraits of historical figures, and relate biographical research to portraits.
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Portrait of a Friend

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete a graphic organizer about themselves and write a short auto-biography. They share their work with a classmate and draw a portrait of a classmate be displayed in the classroom.
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Technology in Art

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Complete three different self portraits in this art technology lesson. Your class will discuss the cubism genre and its characteristics. They create a regular self-portrait, a cubism self-portrait, and a cubism digital picture of...
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Drawing Lessons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize and respond to the content of visual art using art vocabulary. They recognize the differences between art materials, techniques, and processes.
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Self Portraits from the Future

For Teachers K - 6th
Students make craypa self portraits of what they might look like in 100 years. They explore the different ways of using craypas: smearing, blending, and scratching.
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Proportionate Portraits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students draw a portrait. In this portrait instructional activity students sketch two portraits from real life. Students use facial proportion guidelines.
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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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Artistic Differences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create self-portraits as an ice breaker at the beginning of the year.  In this self portrait lesson students use generic child shaped outlines.  Students include information about themselves in their outline such as hair color,...
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Everyday People, Everyday Things: Book of Your Life Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write their autobiography. In this writing lesson plan, students discuss what an autobiography is and why someone would want to write one. Students view sample self portraits and discuss the similarities to autobiographies....
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People, Places, and Things

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students review art history in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In this art history lesson, students discuss art vocabulary emphasizing landscape, portrait, and still life. They visit the museum and create their own pictures. 
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Community Symbols: Heroes and Leaders

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the importance of community leaders in portraits. In this art history lesson, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Students research...
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Making Money

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners analyze the artwork on US and foreign currency.  In this art lesson, students discuss the portraits and backgrounds on one dollar bills and foreign currency before creating their own "bills" with a face, background, and...
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research Sojourner Truth. For this African American history lesson, students discuss the life and cabinet card of Sojourner Truth. They replicate her card with one that shows the mood and activities of their own life.
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Glue Me a Portrait

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students look in a mirror and draw a self portrait of themselves. In this art lesson, students will create a stained glass effect using glue sticks and oil pastels to create a very unique styled portrait
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Abraham Lincoln: The Face of War

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students compare life masks and photos of Abraham Lincoln that were made before and at the end of the Civil War. In this "Faces of War" lesson, students analyze images of Lincoln in a historical context and create a timeline of event.
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Celebrate Abe Lincoln: A Primary Timeline Activity

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the qualities possessed by Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson plan, students create a timeline of events that shows why Abraham Lincoln could overcome obstacles to be come President. Students create a book...
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Self Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine Charles-Antoine Coypel’s Self-Portrait and discover what he shows in that piece of artwork. In this self portrait lesson plan, students will study a self portrait and discuss what they notice about it and what they...
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Portraits in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

For Students 7th - 11th
In this art gallery set of worksheets, students examine a set of portraits that are located in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They answer a set of questions about each piece of art which is pictured on the worksheets.
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Digital Image Linoleum Printing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss different types of portrait photography and the various reasons for having a portrait. They change an image into a high contrast image using Adobe Photo Deluxe then transfer their image onto a linoleum block to create a...
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Portraits in Paint

For Teachers K - 8th
Students research lives of women, including family members, historical figures, literary characters, entertainers, and/or athletes, paint traditional portraits of woman researched, and create place settings from completed paintings.
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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 activity 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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Technology as a Design Tool for self-portraits

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students create self-portraits using the technology of digital cameras mixed with other media. Adobe Photoshop is a requirement for this specific three week project. State standards for the arts are addressed.
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Indian PowWow

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students identify three different American Indian regions and tribes, their food, clothing, shelter, recreation, and transportation. Students create artifacts that can be placed in a museum. Students sing songs, chants, and dance. ...
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Portraits of the Artist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners reflect on the different roles they have for themselves in a journal entry. After reading an article, they discover information on the life of Rembrandt. In groups, they examine the roles of Rembrandt in his self-portrait and...
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Miriam Schapiro Action Figures Collage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a background with a marbling technique. They plan and create a figure from assorted papers, mixing solids and patterns. Students glue the figure to the background, and embellish negative space with glitter.
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Art: Roman Portraits to Picasso

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore the techniques of Roman portraiture and expand into the cubist style of Pablo Picasso. They apply the proportionate style of drawing portraits originated by the romans. then they cut their portraits into pieces and...
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Andy Warhol/Digital Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research the life and art of Andy Warhol and create a digitally manipulated photographic self-portrait. Students conclude the assignment by writing a poem to describe the point-of-view taken in their digital photo.
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Special Me Slide Show

For Teachers K
Students listen to a short story "I Like Myself" and express ideas orally and with pictures. They create a slide show self-portrait using Kid Pix, including a brief written summary.
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Self Portrait on Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are guided into creating their own self-portrait in steps using colored pastels. They also use their self-portraits as a springboard to write a personal narrative. This is a cool instructional activity!
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Expressive Self Portrait Montage

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students create self portraits similar to the Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe portraits using digital images.
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Metaphoric Self Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create 3D self-portraits using various sculpture materials that convey different meanings and emotions.
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Tribal (or Ethnic) Self Portrait

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create self-portraits in which they represent themselves as a member of a tribe.
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Creating Realistic Faces

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explain that, in order to create realistic faces, artists study live models, use mathematics to explain correct proportion, and practice by making sketches. They create a self-portrait using these principles.
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Ceramic Relief Portrait

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use draped slab and slab method to create a relief sculpture, adding coil and slab decoration. They study facial features and form them in clay. They study symbolism in Renaissance relief terra cottas.
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Negative vs. Positive Thoughts

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders see themselves and how they think they are seen, which can be sometimes quite different. Self-esteem portrait allows the student to say how they think others see them, how they see themselves, and how others do indeed see...
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Faces Tell Feelings - Part 3

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate how to draw facial expressions and paint a portrait which portrays a particular expression or emotion.
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VAN GOGH'S PAINTING STYLE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify and apply painting skills used by Vincent Van Gogh.
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Human Abstraction

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore and compare abstraction of human forms in various ancient cultures and by creating self-portraits using geometric shapes. They identify which geometric shapes form the following features: face, nose, arms, torso, legs,...
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What Is Me? Explore the Self through Names, Art and Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Four lessons make up this unit on self. Learners research and discuss the significance of their given names and examine their perceptions of astrological signs and horoscopes. They explore objects in the paintings of Canadian artist...
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Looking At People in Portraits

For Teachers K - 12th
This resource can be adapted for all grade levels! Intended for learners within easy access of the Getty Center, you could still set up a gallery in your own classroom to achieve similar results. Included is a writing prompt, a...
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Haring In Motion Magnets

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research visual arts by creating an art project for their homes. In this art analysis lesson, students identify the work of Keith Haring by researching the Internet and examining images. Students utilize tempera paints, poster...
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Cut-Out Figures

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students trace and color their figures, cut them out, and put them up on the wall much like a Keith Haring painting looks. In this self portrait lesson plan, students then try to match the figures to each of their classmates.
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Mother's Day Activities

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create portraits, short stories, hugging hands, and more crafts for Mother's Day. In this Mother's Day lesson plan, students also create flower pots and answer short answer questions.
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Introduction to German Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore world geography by completing foreign language art projects. In this German language lesson, students identify Germany and the language that is spoken in the country. Students view images of objects and pronounce them in...
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Draw Johann Sebastian Bach

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students sketch a portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this portrait lesson, students discover the elements of drawing a face. Students manipulate curved lines and shading to create an original piece of art.
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What is a Portrait?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze images from the Library of Congress and characterize the portraits. For this portraits lesson students view a Powerpoint containing portraits then discuss what a portrait is.  Students will then analyze portraits on...
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It's Okay to Be Different

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read the story It's Okay To Be Different and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also write about what makes them different, draw a self portrait, and list things...
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Self Portraits

For Students 2nd
In this art worksheet, 2nd graders answer short answer questions about the 3 paintings given to them that are all self portraits. Students complete 8 questions for each one.
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P & P "Portraits and Perspective" Digital Photography for Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students use digital photography as a lesson on portraits and perspective. In this photography lesson, students explore their school grounds and take pictures using their cameras. Students' goal is to create architectural and portraiture...
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Portraits That Capture Character

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students analyze two of Dorothea Lange's portraits and create their own portraits of classmates. In this portrait analysis instructional activity, students define portrait and discuss two images of Lange's. Students interview a classmate...
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Politics and Portraiture

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners examine the art of artists who use portrait drawing to make a political statement. In this art analysis lesson, students discuss the elements of a portrait and view the portraits as political expressions. Learners complete image...
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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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Portraiture

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze portraiture for their symbolic aspects. In this portraiture analysis lesson, students explore the conventions of portraiture such as costume, gesture, expression, pose, and background. Students analyze how symbols add...
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Portraiture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare portraits focusing on the artists' choices in medium, composition, and meaning. In this portrait analysis lesson, students analyze the art pieces for their medium, composition, and meaning. Students create a...
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Portraiture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the conventions of portraiture and the technique of photo-montage. In this art analysis lesson, students define portraiture and analyze the pictured pieces of art. Students make a photo-montage portrait or caricature as...
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Portraiture

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze portraiture with a focus on the work of Pablo Picasso. In this portraiture analysis lesson, students explore the conventions of portraiture and the elements of pose, gesture, expression, costume, and setting. Students...
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In your Science! - Merging Art and Science

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders reflect on what they have learned throughout the unit.  In this Science instructional activity, 9th graders demonstrate how working together can produce an informative useful project.   
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All About Me: Digital Portfolio

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create digital portfolios. In this careers lesson, students conduct research and use digital tools so that they can plan and present multimedia presentations that feature their best work, their extracurricular activities, and...
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Portrait of a friend

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create a mini biography of themselves and complete a portrait of a classmate. In this characteristics lesson plan, students share special characteristics about themselves and discover the similarities and differences within a...
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Looking at Portraits: Literary Monuments

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students examine artworks, research literature, create drawings, and make a 3-D model for a monument to a literary figure. In this literary portrait lesson, students discuss and analyze the sculpture Study of a Monument to Alexandre...
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Looking at Portraits: Looking at One's Self

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students observe the painting Self Portrait by Charles-Antoine and discuss what the artist is trying to say in his self portrait. In this self portrait lesson plan, students discuss the portrait, and create their own self portrait.
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Looking at Portraits - Portraits in Line

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students use Van Gogh’s Portrait of Joseph Roulinas inspiration for their own portraits of friends in the classroom. In this portrait lesson, students analyze the Van Gogh portrait and discuss his techniques. Students discuss facial...
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Käthe Kollwitz: Never Again War!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the artistic works of Holocaust escapee Käthe Kollowitz. In this Holocaust art lesson, students examine the self-portraits that Kollowitz created and discuss the message in her woodcut images. Students design their own...
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Self Portraits Part 2

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the concept of Cubist art. In this visual arts lesson, 6th graders examine examples of Pablo Picasso's work and they create self portraits in Cubist style.
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Portraits of Courage

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders define courage and illustrate it in a portrait art medium. In this courage and art lesson, 7th graders discuss courage and identify a person who represents its meaning. Students then bring in a visual image of the subject...
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Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create self-portraits. For this visual arts lesson, 6th graders examine the relationship between mood and color value in pieces of art. Students create self-portraits that convey mood using cut paper and glue.
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Self Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study themselves in a mirror paying close attention to every attribute on their face. In this self portrait lesson students create a self portrait the same way as Rembrandt has done many times. Students also ask themselves a...
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Portraits

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study examples of portrait art. In this portrait lesson, students read about the technique of portrait art and study examples of the portraits. Students then practice portrait art.
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...But What Does It Mean? Symbolism in Artwork

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students analyze the symbolism in the portrait The Artist in His Museum. In this symbolism lesson plan, students analyze the portrait and then create their own portrait containing symbolism.
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Fruit and Vegetable Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create complex forms from simple items. In this portrait lesson, students examine the work of artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo and compose self-portraits using vegetables and fruits as features on the face.
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All Kinds of People - Myself

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete activities to study artists and self-portraits. In this self-portraits instructional activity, students make a collection of photographs of themselves from their lives and draw self-portraits using a mirror. Students...
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Making Me

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students enhance their artistic skills as they create a self-portrait. In this self-portrait lesson plan, students develop their fine motor skills as they create a life size self-portrait.
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Biography and Portraiture

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students determine the relationship between biography and portraiture. In this biography and portraiture lesson, students decide upon the differences and similarities between biography and portraits and whether or not biographical...
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Visual Arts- 3D Self-Sculpture

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students construct three dimensional self-portraits. In this visual arts lesson plan, students use clay to create a self-portrait. Students make the clay and discuss their self-portrait.
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Writing About Art: Comparing Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars write a composition comparing and contrasting two portraits. For this comparing and contrasting lesson, students will observe two portraits and compare them through their writing. They then will write a letter to the...
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Historical Witness: Social Messaging

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners create a self portrait using symbols that represent them. In this self portrait lesson plan, students look at a nineteenth century painting and discuss the symbols that represent this era. They then recreate a dance in the...
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What is Good About Me?

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this self-portrait worksheet, students draw a picture of themselves in the space provided. They then write some words that tell what is good about them.
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Leonardo the Genius

For Students 6th - 9th
In this artists history worksheet, students read an excerpt about Leonardo Da Vinci. They suggest what natural abilities, attitudes, and personal characteristics he would have needed to do all the famous works that he painted. Students...
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Find–a-word

For Students 7th - 10th
In this word search worksheet about Australia, students respond to each of 25 questions that are hints to locate the vocabulary terms in the puzzle. The list of words is not given.
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Colors of My Skin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students cooperate in small groups to prepare paint colors that match their own skin colors. They share a variety of paint colors which they mix individually to create a shade that matches their own skin tone. They discuss the colors...
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What is Important to You?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners examine the life of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist known for her self-portraits. After discussing her works and life as an artist, students use mirrors to examine their faces and begin drawing their own self-portraits.
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Sculptural Heads

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create sculptures of a human head with Sculptamold. They comprehend and apprecitate portraits and sculptures of the human face as art forms and the opportunity to incorporate human feelings and emotions in their own art....
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Complementary Color Portraits

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create complimentary color portraits using crayons in this elementary school Art lesson about the use of complimentary colors. The lesson includes an example of complimentary art, recommended books, and a downloadable color wheel.
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Warhol "Pop Art" Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create self-portraits in "Pop-Art" style using repetition, bright colors, and their knowledge of Andy Warhol and his artwork in this 4th through 6th grade Art instructional activity. Included with the instructional activity is...
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Reading Images: Maconaquah

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Pupils examine a portrait of Maconaquah and compose a list of things they observe about her. They look at her age, clothing, jewelry, and her emotions based on her facial expression. Conclusions are drawn as they "read" the pictures...
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Scherenschnitte/Silhouettes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, after observing the technology of producing nineteenth century portraits commercially and linking them to changing cultural mores, work in pairs to produce a series of head and shoulders profiles. In addition, they critique...
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Self-portrait Projects

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Teacher discusses drawing of facial features with learners. They then research facial features of famous artists and children's illustrators on the Internet. Students then will create a self-portrait using paper and pencil.
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Art and Our Environment II

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the world from both artistic and environmental historical perspectives. Students identify and analyze their knowledge of history, composition/design, process and social studies to improve critical thinking and decision...
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Creating a digital Self-Portrait

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use a digital camera and take photographs of each other wearing a "costume" of their choice in front of a blue screen. They work cooperatively to complete the photographs by placing it into a background and setting...
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Common Denominators between Primitive Art, Fine Art, Folk Art, Children's Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view and create art in several styles. They view African Masks, Picasso's portraits and self-portraits. They compare the two, then create a self portrait. In the second lesson, they view landscape paintings by folk artists....
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Exhibiting Art

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create a brochure for an art gallery combining research and images pertaining to known art works such as Van Gogh - Self Portrait and art pieces of the students. Students use their own artwork and download images from the and...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the question "who am I?" They create an original self-portrait of themselves that incorporates written words. Students' self-portraits depict who they are.
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Monochromatic Self Portraits

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a photograph of themselves and the photoshop computer program to create a posterized portrait showing mood and feelings through color. Students then paint their portrait using a mix of warm and cool colors.
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60's Pop Art: Multiples of Me

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover characteristics of Pop Art through slides and discussion of the 60's era and produce a pop art portrait of themselves using Clarisworks paint program and Hyperstudio.
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Self Portrait Pots

For Teachers 4th - 8th
students create a self-portrait bust while demonstrating craftmanship in forming clay and glazing/underglazing. After the correct procedures are demonstrated, students create their own self-portrait bust.
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The Boy of a Thousand Faces

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners discuss what an illustrator is and illustrations help readers follow the story line. Using the illustrations, they identify the characteristics of facial proportions and draw their own face. They use glue to cover the lines...
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Art Styles - Portrait Triptych

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students select one photos and creates portraits of the photo in three different styles. After making the portraits, they describe the differences between them. They place their finished product on a triptych for viewing and practice...
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Digital Self Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars use digital cameras and computers to create their own self-portrait. After taking their picture, they download the image and use brush and shape tools, colors and the elements of design to create a distorted portrait of...
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"Where's Waldo" About Me Drawing - Self "Portrait"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify the cultural clues found within art forms by producing a work of art based on their personal experiences and create a work of art about themself. They recognize how technical elements affect art and how to implement...
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Modern Day Mona Lisa

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a portrait of a woman from our current era. They discuss what they would include in a portrait for our era in the U.S., list current trends and styles, and create a modern-day "Mona Lisa" portrait.
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Looking at a National Treasure: George Washington

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explain the definition of a portrait. They identify the visual clues that Gilbert Stuart included in his portrait of George Washington. They compare the reproduction to other images of Washington. They discuss the importance of...
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Our Expressions/Their Expressions

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore how paintings can convey emotion or feelings. With a partner, they create series of different facial expressions while their partner guesses what they are feeling.
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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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Portraiture Using Digital Imagery

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders experiment with the aspects of portraiture using digital cameras. They research world cultures and organize their photographs. They share their creation with the class.
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Beyond the Soup Can, Thermal Screen Printing for Classrooms

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study self-portraits done by Andy Warhol and other artists. They define Pop Art, printmaking vocabulary, and create a series of screen prints using the art principle of repetition.
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Portrait and Figure Drawing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the self-portraits and figure drawings of famous artists such as Käthe Kollowitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and others following their own attempts to create their expressive original drawings.
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Self-portrait Poem

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students practice naming various features or parts of their bodies using similes and vivid adjectives. The format is extended to poetic expressions as they develop a self-portrait and extend the creative experience through art.
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Visual Arts - Portraits and Paintings

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine portraits and paintings. They create their own self-portrait.
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Eyes From The Past

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study the Classical Victorian style of portraiture by looking a variety of examples. They analyze the characteristics of the paintings as they relate to the time period.
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Mixed-Media Self-Portrait with Symbols

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers watch segments of a video to explore portraits. They create a self portrait using mixed-media.
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You Flattened Me

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students listen to a read aloud of Flat Stanley. They draw flat self-portraits, e-mail themselves, along with a letter to a buddy.
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When I Grow Up - All By Myself

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students listen to the book, All By Myself, then write sentences describing themselves now and when they are grown up. They create self-portraits of their current selves and what they be like in the future.
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Van Gogh's Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine Vincent van Gogh's self-portraits and letters. They consider how first-person art forms aid the process of self-discovery. They produce a Van Gogh-style self-portrait and write a letter describing it
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Looking at Portraits, Portraits in Line

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use Van Gogh's portrait of Joseph Roulin as inspiration for their own portraits of friends in the classroom.
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Descriptive Prompt

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create a detailed self portrait, and then write about their appearance.
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All About Me Unit

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students engage in an "All About Me," series of activities in the beginning of the year. All sorts of ideas are in this lesson plan to help students express themselves and get to know their classmates.
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The Portrait

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students discuss the historical painting of portraits. In this art history lesson, students examine the history of portraiture during the nineteenth century. This lesson is intended to be used with a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
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ESL Self-Portrait Worksheet

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this ESL self-portrait learning exercise, students first answer 10 short questions about themselves and then draw a self-portrait.
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Boca Raton Museum of Art

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners define and discuss critical analysis. They are introduced to the vocabulary. Students are told that the artist was born in Berlin, Germany, but he spent most of his life in Italy. They discuss the climate, location, and language...
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Art Techniques

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a self portrait using correct proportions and details. After completing their portrait, they exchange their portrait with that of a classmate and offer constructive criticism of the portrait and suggestions for...
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Self-Portraits

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice the techniques of color, face proportion, emotion through color, and how to integrate handheld applications in Art projects in this Art instructional activity for the 8th grade classroom. Self-Portraits are used...
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Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh. They complete a class KWL chart, and watch a PowerPoint presentation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Next, they use a digital photo of themselves to create a self-portrait...
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Carmen Lomas Garza

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the life and works of Carmen Lomas Garza. In groups, they research the causes and effects of the Chicano movement and view examples of her self-portraits. They identify other artists who were well known for...
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3-Dimensional People

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars collect objects that represent themselves. In a class discussion, they consider how they are seen and understood by others. Students create two sculptures, one of how others see them and another of how they see themselves.
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Gallery Crawl

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students explore art and artists from a specific country. While on a field trip to an area art museum, students choose one painting to sketch. After researching the chosen painting, students prepare a presentation in the targeted...
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Portrait Part Collage

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the concept of self-potraiture using examples. They create their own portraits that are put into a class collage. The skills of working cooperatively with art and appreciation of classmate's work is practiced.
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Mirror, Mirror

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine portraits done by Robert Harris and discuss the technique he used to create them. With a partner, they paint a picture of each other using the techniques of Harris. They also make a drawing of themselves from a recent...
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Self-Reflections

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create a stunning display of multidisciplinary art. They paint original self-portraits of themselves. Students frame them and then display them in the classroom for all to admire.
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Looking at Portraits

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine a different styles of portraits and artwork and distinguish them from each other. They discuss why artists make portraits or the different types of art that they do. They look at and analyze what visual clues reveal...
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Self-Portraits

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use a software drawing program to produce self portraits. They draw using the available tools and matching their features such as eye color and shape. They print the portraits for a classroom display.
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Portrait of Our Time

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars participate in a discussion about the use of certain images in the media. Using those images, they identify their significance to their lives. They create a piece of art that shows the contemporary world using layering,...
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Portraits from Nature

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners discuss and identify the elements of a quilted portrait. As a class, they demonstrate making the templates needed for the activity. They take notes on how to complete the activity and discuss finishing options for the quilt....
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Miniature Portraits

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are developing their computer skills as they create self portraits. They decorate and develop their own picture to later be made into pins, or necklaces. Students also develop a feel for using a camera.
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Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create their own self-portraits. Using pieces of broken glass, they draw their portrait in the same shape of the piece of glass they were given. They incorporate their features and show their self-interests. They present...
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Icon Portrait Gallery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine paintings of famous people by Warhol. Using different points of view, they write their own critique of one of the pieces and share them with the class. They answer discussion questions and use photographs of their...
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Revolutionary Women Portraits: Finding and Viewing New Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and analyze portraits of Revolutionary-era women. Creating a concept web, they record the actions by women during the war to be made into a chart and timeline. They discuss the cultural and social expectations of women...
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Self-portraits: Integrating Arts And the Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Pupils look into a mirror and draw their own self-portraits. Then they write a descriptive essay, describing the portrait and the features of their face.
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Picture This: Telling Our Tales with Self-Portraits

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pupils view a number of self portraits to determine the importance of pose, setting, clothing, and props in a piece of artwork. They design a self-portrait emphasizing the use of contour lines.
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Egyptian Profile Portraits

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders design Egyptian style portraits. They use the correct proportions while drawing and painting the facial features.