Part of Unit: Creating Art with PhotoShop CS
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson students will learn about artist David Hockney and his photo collages. The lesson will begin with a 1 minutes video clip of a car driving down Pearblossom Highway (the location for Hockney's most famous photo collage). Next, students will learn about Hockney, and view several of Hockney's photo collages and students examples. Lastly, students will get instructions so they too can create a David Hockney inspired photo collage.
- David Hockney Powerpoint and Project Intro
- 60 - 90 Minutes
- Student Work Time
- 3 - 4 Days
California Career and Technical Education Standards
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.6 Demonstrate use of sophisticated learning tools by following technical direction...2
- VA.2.HCC.RDVA.3.1 Explain how artists use their work to share experiences or communicate ideas.
- VA.8.CE.SPMT.2.1 Demonstrate an increased knowledge of technical skills in using more complex two...
- VA.9-12 (proficient).CE.SPMT.2.3 Develop and refine skill in the manipulation of digital imagery (either still or...
Objectives and Goals
- The objective of this lesson is to introduce students to the photo collages of artist David Hockney.
- Students will also learn how to create their own photo collage.
Activities in this Lesson
- A Class Drive on Pearblossom Highway - Hooks / Set
Teacher says; " Today we are taking a drive to location where a famous photographs where taken by artist David Hockney. This freeway is in the California Desert and is called Pearblossom Highway or route 138."
SLIDE 1: Video of Pearblossom Highway-Play video- After video ask students: "What are some of the things you notice out the window of our drive? How many of you have driven on a road like this before?"
"In 1986 artist David Hockney was driving on this same highway and began to realize all the little details of the road too. The signs, the trash, the cactus. He decided to photograph the location. The completed artwork that he created didn't just show the highway in one image, but it showed the viewer the highway as seen by Hockney's perspective. The artwork was created using over 700 photographs that were pieced together to create one large work that shows the viewer the many perspective of the highway."
SLIDE 2: Picture of Pearblossom HIghway Artwork- "What do you see in this image?" Talk about the different items that are seem in the artwork.
SLIDE 3: Information about Pearblossom Highway- Have a student read out load the information on this slide. Then discuss with class if needed return to slide 2 again.
- David Hockney Powerpoint [ Download ]
SLIDE 4: David Hockney Bio- Ask another students to read this slide.
SLIDE 5: Portrait of David Hockney
SLIDE 5-11: Hockney photo collage examples- In slides 6-10 point our how the artist leaves evidence of himself in the images. He does this by including his shadow, shows, or even his orange peels (in slide 6) to show the viewer that he was part of the scene. This is a recurring thing that happens in many of his photo collages. Take time to discuss each of Hockney's Artworks. What is successful about it? Where the image was taken. What Hockney included in the artwork as far as background and subject.
SLIDE 12: Description of photo collage style conveyed in slides 13-15-Ask a new student to read this allowed. Then elaborate on the concept and point out evidence of it in the next three slides.
SLIDE 13-15: Photo collages that show duration of time- Point out how each image shows more than just one moment, but several moments. An event is documented then pieced together in one artwork for the viewer to see. Usually, a movie is needed to show action, but Hockney is showing action in these three photo collages.
SLIDE 16: Description of photo collage style conveyed in slides 17-19- Read this description out loud. Talk about how this concept was very similar to cubism in that cubist would often shoe an object from several different views.
SLIDE 17-19: Examples of photo collages with multiple viewpoints.
SLIDE 20: Painting done by artist of his mother- Use this image to show difference in his painting and his Photo Collages.
Pause powerpoint and turn on lights!
- Distribute Assignment Sheet and Student Examples - Demo / Modeling
Distribute assignment sheet to students. Choose one student to read each section of the assignment sheet (I have the student who is reading choose the next student to read, this makes all students pay attention as they may be chosen to read next. But use whatever works best for you).
Next pass out and read over the grading rubric. (You may pass this out later, I like my student to know how they are going to be graded so I give it to them now)
After reading over the assignment and grading rubric sheet ask students if they have any questions about the assignment.
After questions turn the lights off again and continue on wtih powerpoint
SLIDE 21-31- Student Examples- discuss what is successful about each image and/or what the student could have improved on.
SLIDE 32-43- Lets create a Hockney Photo Collage- These slides demonstrate how images are pieced together to create a Hockney Inspired Photo Collage. (images are also included in the lesson so you can demo this using photoshop.
SLIDE 44- Website about Hockney for further research- Students can use the remainder of the period to look at this website and learn more about Hockney.
HOMEWORK----Student should take 40+ photographs of an interesting subject to be used in class to create a Hockney Inspired artwork.
- Hockney Assignment Sheet [ Download ]
Work day 1- Demo how to combine photos in photoshop using the file of photos provided. On this day, students will also upload the photos they took onto a file on their computer and begin work.
Over the next 2-3 days students will continue to work on combining the images in Photoshop and making adjustments to each layer as needed. Walk around the class during this time to assist students. On the last workday, students will print their project, complete the rubric and turn the image and the rubric into you for a grade.
- Picture 1 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] Use pictures 1-11 to demonstrate how to add photos to one canvas in photoshop.
- Picture 2 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Picture 3 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Picture 4 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Picture 5 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
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- Picture 10 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Picture 11 [ View Image ] [ Download Original ]
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects, Demonstrations, Observations,
Teacher will observe students for understanding during lesson.
When students bring in photos for assignment, teacher will see if photos where taken correctly.
FInal project will be collected and graded using the rubric for a summative assessment.
- Hockney Grading Rubric [ Download ] I give the rubric out to students when I give the assignment sheet that way they know how they are going to be graded.