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Introduce studio artists to the elements and principles of surrealism with a lesson that includes models of the works of famous surrealists. Class members then select a project from a menu and create their own film, poem, or photorealistic painting using the techniques studied.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Save representative project samples to serve as models for subsequent classes
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for a studio art class
  • Requires considerable prep time to gather and prepare materials
  • The link to the video of John Cage's 4'33 does not work; however, the video is available online
  • The project menu and reflection questions are tiered to three levels of difficulty