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114 resources with the concept self portraits

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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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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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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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My Book and Me

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Pupils 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, etc....
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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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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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You Are What You Eat!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Technology in Art

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Complete three different self portraits in this art technology instructional activity. Your class will discuss the cubism genre and its characteristics. They create a regular self-portrait, a cubism self-portrait, and a cubism digital...
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Self Portraits from the Future

For Teachers K - 6th
Pupils 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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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, 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. Students...
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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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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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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 lesson 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
Learners 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
Learners 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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Portraits of the Artist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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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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
Learners 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 lesson!
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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.