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Eighth Grade Portraiture/Career Unit

Eighth Grade Portraiture/Career Unit

Author: Rachel Harbert
Description:


By the end of this unit students will be able to complete the following Unit Objectives:


A. Capture and manipulate a digital photo, using a software program to create layers and add a grid.


B. Physically create another grid drawing system onto a large piece of paper that coordinates with the first to enable the process of creating a larger picture.


C. Identify and draw sections of a photo into the correct aligning spaces on grid two that match the first grid.


D. Students will understand the difference between self-portrait and portrait and their importance in art history in many cultures.


E. Through individual reflection and peer feedback students will assess their own work and the work of others.


F. Students will present knowledge about a career that uses grid drawing and relate it other disciplines appropriately.


By the end of this unit students will be able to answer the following Essential Questions:


1. What is grid drawing?


2. Why is it useful in art and how is it used in the community?


3. What careers use grid drawing?


4. What other disciplines use grid drawing?


5. How can I use grid drawing to make a small picture larger?


6. How can I use grid drawing to recreate an image?


7. What is the difference between a self-portrait and a portrait?


8. What is the significance of portraiture in art history?


9. Who are some artists that are well known for their portraiture?


10. How will I respectfully critique other’s artwork?


By the end of this unit students will be able to define these vocabulary terms:


-Portraiture, portrait, self-portrait, photograph, manipulation, grid drawing, graphic designer, illustrator, muralist, graffiti artist, architect, contractor, sign maker, portrait-artist, value and depth.


Materials


-Camera, photograph, software program like Adobe Illustrator, chrome books, usb cord, printer, journal, access to class website, large paper, pencil, eraser, meter stick to measure, charcoal pencil/smudge to shade, hairspray to set charcoal into place, and frame.

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Tutorial

Portraiture Grid Drawing Final Project

-Post for homework.

-Give feedback to two peers.

-Post reflection to your grid drawing before turning in final project.

Grid drawing using software program

-Post for homework.

-Give feedback to two peers.

-Post reflection to your grid drawing.

Drawing the Human Face Packet

Review and do drawing practice #1 before the upcoming class.

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Grid Method Notes

Upload completed notes onto the class website.

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Grid Drawing Practice 2

-Recreate the image following the grid system.
-Shade to create value: light-dark.
-A light source is required.
-To be completed and posted or turned in at the following class.

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Grid Drawing Practice 1

Recreate the image following the grid system. To be completed and posted or turned in at the following class.

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How to draw a simple grid

Portraiture in Art History

Self-Portrait Visual Definiton

Portrait Visual Defintion