Character Exploration with Emblems and Objects

Character Exploration with Embems and Objects.pdf

Dublin Core

Title

Character Exploration with Emblems and Objects

Subject

Identity

Description

The identity of an individual derives from their set of personal and behavioral characteristics. Furthermore our identities are in constant transformation because we continue to be influenced from our relatives, culture and our environment. In the unit the learners will examine artists who explore their own personal character and illustrate their emotional state and appearance with emblems and objects. The learners will explore their identities with emblems and objects that represent them to create an altered self-portrait. The learners will create their altered self-portraits with collage materials and watercolors. The learners will also read Portrait of My Father as a Young Man and write their own character poem using narrative language and description.

Creator

Molly Whittaker

Source

Deborah Muirhead, Document, 2007.2
Roberto De LaMonica, Gravura 52, 1967.6
Mauricio Lasansky, Portrait of an Artist, 1963.26
Alfred Henry Maurer, Head, 1957.11

Publisher

Handheld Art

Date

September 17, 2013

Contributor

Columbia Museum of Art

Rights

Handheld Art

Unit Plan Item Type Metadata

Duration

3 classes

Standards

Visual Art Standards:
VA5-3.2: Select and use age-appropriate subject matter, symbols, ideas and the elements and principles of design to communicate meaning through his or art making.
VA5-3.3: Discuss the ways that choices of subject matter, symbols and ideas combine to communicate meaning in his or his or her works of visual arts.
VA5-5.1: Identify and discuss purposes for the creation of works of visual art.

Integrated Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3b: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Objectives

Learners will examine an artist’s intention in creating personal portraiture with emblem and objects.
Learners will explore their identities with chosen emblems and objects to alter their self-portraits.
Learners will illustrate their own personal character and experiences with collage materials for their self-portraits.

Materials

Mirrors
Watercolors
Watercolor Paper
Oil Pastels
Brushes
Magazines
Tissue Paper
Glue
Construction Paper
Scissors
Colored Pencils
Pencils
Newspaper
Journals

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