Part of Unit: Creating Art with PhotoShop CS
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this project, students will learn about the artist, Pablo Picasso through video files that describe his life and how his art influenced 20th century artists and continues to impact the art world today. He was one of the co-creators of the style of art known as cubism.
Students will create a Picasso-like self portrait using Adobe Photoshop.
Intermediate to Advanced Level Photoshop Art Project.
It is highly recommended that instructors complete this project as preparation for the lesson.
TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Duplicate & Merge Layers
Artistic & Liquefy Filters
Distort & Warp Transform Tools
- Up to 2 weeks or longer
- 2 Weeks
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- AME.A.A184.108.40.206 Proficient - Identify and use the principles of design to discuss, analyze, and ...
- AME.A.A220.127.116.11 Proficient - Research and analyze the work of an artist and write about the arti...
- AME.A.A18.104.22.168 Advanced - Create original works of art of increasing complexity and skill in a ...
- AME.A.A22.214.171.124 Proficient - Prepare a portfolio of original two-and three-dimensional works of ...
- AME.A.A126.96.36.199 Proficient - Develop and refine skill in the manipulation of digital imagery (ei...
- AME.A.A188.8.131.52 Advanced - Present a universal concept in a multimedia work of art that demonstr...
- AME.A.A184.108.40.206 Advanced - Identify contemporary artists worldwide who have achieved regional, n...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.6 Demonstrate use of sophisticated learning tools by following technical direction...2
Objectives and Goals
- After this lesson, the student will know who Pablo Picasso was.
- Students will have a basic understanding of the art style known as cubism.
- Students will utilize their understanding of cubism to create a work of art using a portrait of themselves and Photoshop.
Activities in this Lesson
- Introduction - Hooks / Set
Display the Picasso picture montage file as students enter the classroom. Have students guess who the artist is.
Two short videos (mpg format) to introduce the topic of cubism from an artist's point of view and a great video montage of some of Picasso work set to music. Can be projected or copied to student computers for use with headphones.
Materials: Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher, a digital or scanned portrait (preferrably a head shot). Display provided student samples 1 through 5 as student s begin to create their Picasso style portraits.
- Picasso Cubism Video [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Video discusses cubism from an artists point of view.
- PicassoMontage.MPG [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] A video montage set to music.
- Picasso Montage Picture File [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Montage of some of Picasso's work in a jpg picture file format.
- Picasso Art Project - Projects
This project is designed for the intermediate to advanced level Photoshop user. It is highly recommended that the instructor complete this project as preparation for the lesson. Instructor can decide to demonstrate some of the techniques used in the project or use it as a culminating or final Photoshop project. This is also a great project for school art fairs.
Materials needed: Photoshop CS3 or higher, a digital or scanned photograph (preferrably a head shot).
- Picasso Project Instructions.doc [ Download ] Project instructions in Word file format.
- Demo of Student Samples - Check Understanding
Five examples of student work.
- Sample 1 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Picasso-Student Work
- Sample 2 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Picasso-Student Work
- Sample 3 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Picasso-Student Work
- Sample 4 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Picasso-Student Work
- Sample 5 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Picasso-Student Work
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects, Demonstrations, Portfolios, Observations,
Attached customizable grading rubric is a multimedia grading template used for many Photoshop projects. Instructor assigns the project points and uses check marks to indicate whether the student met the project tasks. Projects typically are given higher point ratios (100 to 200 points) than regular lessons (10 to 50 points depending upon complexity).
- Grading Criteria Rubric.doc [ Download ] Project grading rubric in Word file format.