Miss Liza Camhi
Art Lesson Plan
# of sessions: 4
Art Resources: visuals from the Girl series by Amadeo Modigliani, art criticism packet, teacher product and visual aide.
Art Materials: one 11”x14” sheet of white paper per student, pencils, erasers, and oil pastels.
- create a self-portrait in the style of Amadeo Modigliani.
- create a drawing using pencils and oil pastels.- learn about the art of Modigliani.
- discuss the artwork of Modigliani according to the Principals of Design and Elements of Art.
Relation to life/Why this is important: Student will learn in detail how to apply the Elements of art and Principals of Design to an artwork.
Interdisciplinary Connections: none
Vocabulary: Amadeo Modigliani, Modern Art, Principals of Design, Elements of Art, and Self-Portrait.
Day 1: Teacher will introduce visuals from the Girl series by Amadeo Modigliani. Teacher will discuss the art criticism part of the lesson with the student and go over vocabulary. Student will view the visuals and begin work on art criticism packet. Student will answer the first section of the packet with the teacher’s help as to how to apply the Elements of Art to the portraits of Amadeo Modigliani. The teacher will demonstrate how to draw a self-portrait in Modigliani’s style. Student will draw his/her self-portrait and pet using pencil.
Day 2: Student will review vocabulary and teacher product/visual aide. Student will finish the art criticism packet filling in the Principals of Design section with the teacher’s help. Student will begin coloring in self-portrait.
Days 3-4: Student will review vocabulary and teacher product/visual aide. Student will finish coloring his self-portrait and present his artwork to the class.