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Activity: Crying Girl

Objective:

to manipulate a thick pen/marker/pencil/crayon

Materials:

1 ruler  per learner
1 red marker  per learner
1 box of crayons  per learner
(Optional)  1 transparency sheet  per learner
(Optional)  1 clear 4X6 photo holder  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print supporting media.
  • Create a Totetude Art Viewer and place in photo holder for each learner (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Learners discuss what makes them cry.  Have you ever cried when you were very happy?  Why do we cry tears?  What if we cried apple juice instead?  What do you wish you cried instead of tears?
  2. Educator shows the artwork entitled Crying Girl by: Roy Lichtenstein and states the artist and title.
  3. At first glance, the learners describe what they see in the artwork.
  4. Through the Totetude Art Viewer, the learners can discuss what they see in each section of the grid.
  5. Educator asks the learners specific questions about the artwork.  Example: a) Why do you think Roy Lichtenstein put dots all over the girl's face and hands?  b) Why do you think she is crying?  c) How old do you think she is?  d)  Who do you think she is looking at?  e) Why do you think Lichtenstein used a lot of red?  f) How does this artwork make you feel?
  6. Each learner is given a Totetude Crying Girl  printable, red marker, and ruler.
  7. Learners use the ruler to make red dots across the girl's face and hands in a straight line.
  8. When finished, learners can color the rest of picture with crayons.

Extension:

  • Draw what is making the girl cry on the back of the Totetude Crying Girl printable.

Reflections:

  • I am able to use a large marker.
  • I am able to use a ruler.
  • I am able to ask for help.

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Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
30-45 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Create
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Visual Arts
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