SURREALIST PORTRAITS

WHAT IS SURREALISM?

The Surrealist artists sought to channel the unconscious as a way to unlock the power of the imagination. It's a combination of dreams and reality all meshed into one.

LEARNING GOAL:

Students will develop their own personal style as an artist by creating a surrealist portrait inspired by a mentor surrealist artist.

 


Students first researched several surrealist artists online for inspiration. They were assigned to create a portrait in the style of Surrealism.

We watched a video about "Why we dream" and had a class discussion about the unconscious.


STUDENT WORK

Students were allowed to use whatever medium they preferred, some students used colored pencils, water color, graphite pencil, tempera paint, or collage.