Everyday millions of digital photographs are uploaded to social media, shared with friends, and moved around the world. So what separates the photographers from the rest?
Teach students the artistic side of photography and how to construct photographs that use light and movement as the subject. This lesson introduces students to a modern photography technique, painting and writing using light. Students have to pre-plan images and photograph in the dark using lights to intentionally illuminate specific subjects and to create lines and shapes.
All in all this lesson pack includes:
➣Lesson plan (including big idea, essential questions, national standards, vocabulary, step by step instructions, and more)
➣Presentation (in PDF and PowerPoint)
➣Gjon Mili and Picasso artist research sheet
➣Light painting assignment sheet
➣Light painting rubric
In addition to the main project, this lesson pack also includes a critique activity to help wrap up the project at the end.
Bring photography out of getting "likes" and back into the world of art by teaching your students how to properly edit their photographs. Separate the taking from the making!
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This product was created in collaboration with my amazing friend and coworker, Meagan Brooker. Meagan has taught for many years, with a focus on AP Art, Drawing, and Photography. In addition, she has been responsible for capturing our annual family photographs, maternity, and newborn pictures that I will treasure forever. This girl knows her stuff, and better yet, how to teach it to students.