“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 5: Forms for Characters

Description of Project:
Students create a 3-dimensional facial portrait of an invented character.

Problem to Solve:
How does an artist create a character?

Student Understanding:
Using shapes can create specific attributes for a character.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art 
1.1.a Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

1.2.a Mark art or design with various materials and tools to explored personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

2.2.a Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

3.a Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

Common Core ELA
2.RL.7. Use information gained from the illustrations and words in print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
2.SL.1.b. Build on others talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.

Related Examples

Washington Masterworks: from the King County Public Art Collection, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and the City of Redmond

Photos courtesy of 4Culture, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and the City of Redmond.

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