A. Learning Goals
1. Content: 1) Students will analyze the Essential Question: “What relevance is the Renaissance period to realistic portrait drawing?” 2) Students will learn of the Historical importance of Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli as Portrait Artists during the Renaissance, as well as contemporary and current examples from professional and student portrait artists. 2) Students will learn how to create a basic portrait guideline, position and draw in human face features.
2. Language: 1) Read, discuss, analyze the Essential Question. Select and write answers from a pre-questioning study guide portrait activity; 2) View and write notes on a Portrait Presentation showing Historical, current professional and student portrait images. Discuss and interpret new terminology; 3) Draw a proportionately aligned face features by selecting, analyzing and validating reasoning from sufficient evidence. 3a) Differentiated students will apply a guideline template under a page in sketchbook prior to drawing their face features.
B. Relevance: Students will understand the relevance why light and shadow is important when creating a 3-dimensional realistic portrait; understand correct reasoning behind sfumato and chiaroscuro techniques, and each student will see sufficient evidence why portrait guidelines should be used for proper face feature positioning, especially if there is no grid method used.