Meaningful Mask Drawing (Picasso) - 5(ish) Minute Art Lesson


   Are you looking for the perfect art lesson, or an art unit plan if you use the video for a sketch that goes onto large paper?  Meaningful Masks is a project I have used to not only teach students about shading and rendering form, but I have also learned a lot about my students and the issues they see in their lives.  It can be extended with paint, sculpture, digital art tools, or pastels.  The possibilities are really endless.

   The amazing thing about a 5 minute art lesson is that while they all zone into it as if they were staring at a Fortnite video on their phones you can go around the quiet room and see how they are doing. This offers a chance for formative assessment and targeted small group instruction. They will have questions after the videos are over, they always do, but this time they will be about the art project.

   The reason these videos are the deal of a lifetime is that you never have to buy them again. You could buy a video and use it in your first year to help with planning and classroom management and still have it available to you in your 35th year when you don't know how to get the kids to stop riding their hoverboards around the classroom. :)

   Just Imagine a world where instead of repeating yourself you could just say "...find it in the video."