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Pointillism Self Portrait

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Kayla McGeary

on 5 April 2013

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By Angela and Kayla Pointillism Self Portrait Lesson Objective of this lesson : Students will learn about Georges Seurat and what kind of art Pointillism is. Later, they will apply what they learned in their own work of art. Day 1 Displayed on the projection screen in front of class, will be a Painting by Georges Seurat, zoomed in to observe detail. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. Traditionally applied with oil paints on canvas Close up of Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte Explain the Origins and founders of pointillism A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte By Georges-Pierre Seurat Share what we want the students to learn about Pointillism- Optical mixing techniques. Optical color mixing is created through our perception of color. When one looks at two small amounts of different colors laid down side by side the two appear to create a different color. When two colors mix optically, they retain their intensity and they sometimes appear brighter. Compare and Contrast traditional blending techniques with Pointillism. Engage in discussion on the differences and similarities Explain lesson to students:
We will be creating our own pointillism creations using the program Photoshop. Students will use a Mac computer, or individual tablets to create their digital pointillism painting. On their tablets, students will open the link to the Pointillism practice worksheet. The digital worksheet allows students to get more practice with color mixing on the Photoshop software. The teacher uses this time to address any problems or questions about the photo shop software. Step 1: After completing the worksheet, students will take pictures of each other. They will be instructed to take a portrait style photograph. If students have extra time after the worksheet and pictures,they will do additional research on google art project. Closure of Day 1 : Short review of Seurat and Pointillism. Day 2: Start with class objective Create a Pointillism self-portrait using Photoshop. The teacher will review the main points from the previous class presentation. She will also review her expectations for the assignment, and what she expects them to get done during class. Students will begin to work on their project! Students will each get their assigned tablet which already has their picture uploaded and will begin their project. Step 2: Students begin their pointillism project on their tablets, using the knowledge they gained from the practice worksheet. The teacher will constantly monitor student’s work and be available for questions and help them through struggles. Step 3: After projects are completed each student will send it to the teachers email. Presentation: The instructor will put together a YouTube video displaying everyone's pointillism portrait, and pictures of them experiencing the creative process. While she monitors, the teacher takes additional pictures of the students during their creative process. Other Considerations: The lesson plan is designed for students in 5th-8th grade. It could be modified for high school students. They could focus on value, contrast, and texture. Photoshop offers a wide range of tools and applications. The lesson plan could possibly be extended to utilize all of the different options. (ex. size of brush stroke, opacity, contrast, and color. How does technology enhance this lesson? By using visual aids such as google art project, students can explore the Paintings in depth- They can see pointillism close up compared to a distance. Having the students take pictures of each other, engages them in the process- the lesson is about learning pointillism but it's also about them. Using the Photoshop program allows students to do this project in a few days. Traditionally, it would take much longer Using the tablets means no mess, or wasted time on clean up Students are more comfortable with technology than in the past. Making a Digital Painting may engage them more in the art making process. Introducing them to the Photoshop may inspire them to take an interest in graphic design and other digital art avenues What Pedagogical issues are presented? Instructional delivery- how well did the students grasp the pointillism and optical mixing through the presentation? Intelligence- Is the lesson plan successfully transformed for younger students? Time management- Is two days enough time to explain, and teach pointillism techniques? Learning abilities- some students may work at a different pace than others, and may not be familiar with the photo shop program.
How could this lesson be adapted for special needs learners? Ask questions: WHY do you think Seurat chose to paint this way ? What is different about the way color is used? The instructor explains her expectations : students will be able to apply their knowledge of Pointillism into their own digital paintings. Students will display knowledge of Optical mixing by using the technique in photo shop. Students will be able to use Photo Shop efficiently after completing the practice work sheet. The video will be viewed the last 10 minutes of class time. Ask the students to share what they liked and disliked. Pause the video on several student works, and ask how he or she achieved optical mixing. What works and what doesn't? Antibes, the Pink Cloud, 1916 continued
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