Art History Magazine Pages Lesson 1: Introduction



This is the introductory lesson for the Art History Magazine Design Pages project. Students will view past student works of the final project, a 2-page magazine spread focusing on a master artist.

The student will have already identified a master artist to study from or other resource. In this lesson, they will analyze the style and composition of one of the pieces of art by this artist and put themselves "inside" the picture, matching the style and flow of composition by taking a digital picture or creating a drawing and using Photoshop selecting tools, layers and filters.

Needed: Computer access for research, Adobe Photoshop CS5 (although all these techniques can be done in any version of Photoshop), digital camera(s), a printer and a scanner.

Lesson Time

20 Minutes
20 Minutes
Build your image
45 - 60 Minutes
Share images
45 - 60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Graphic Production Technologies
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The student will select one image from their chosen master artist (using or other resource).
  • Students will analyze the style and composition of one of the pieces of art by this artist.
  • Students will sketch themselves inside the image, matching the style and flow of composition.
  • Students will digitally put themselves inside the image, either by using a digital picture with a camera or by drawing it and using Photoshop layers and filters.

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