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