MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART

LESSON PLAN: PICTURE THIS
Telling Our Tales with Self-Portraits

Goal
To increase awareness of an artist's ability to communicate ideas about the subject of a portrait not only with content but with design choices. Students will experience this concept by viewing and discussing portraits, and creating a self-portrait.

Focus Book
Rohmer, Harriet, ed. Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists. San Francisco, Calif.: Children's Book Press, 1997.

Focus Art Work
The Artist in His Studio, by Frank Wright

Art Production
A self-portrait emphasizing contour lines and self-expressive content and design.

Downloads
Lesson Plan (PDF)
The Artist in His Studio, by Frank Wright

Portraits at the Morris Museum of Art

"Untitled - Portrait with Stars" by Minnie Evans "Charleston Bride" by Carrie Stubbs
Minnie Evans
Untitled—Portrait with Stars
Carrie Stubbs
Charleston Bride
   
"Portrait of Rex Beach" by Joseph Christian Leyendecker "Self-Portrait as Cowboy" by William Joseph Petrie
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Portrait of Rex Beach
William Joseph Petrie
Self-Portrait as Cowboy



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