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Explore and respond to the work of Marcel Duchamp, creating a collage of a reworked face.
Discuss the techniques and effects of reworking an image with students. Introduce students to the work of Marcel DuChamp. Show students DuChamp's reworked Mona Lisa and do a comparison with the original. Ask students why DuChamp may have decided to rework this painting.
Start a class discussion about the common needs, characteristics, and ideas that people around the world share. Identify differences among people, too. For example, food is important to all people, and people around the world eat different foods. Have students make a chart or web to illustrate their findings.
Have students find a full-faced ad or photograph in a magazine that can be reworked in DuChamp's style. Use an eraser or Crayola® Scissors to rework the face by removing parts of key characteristics, such as eyebrows, lips, and hairstyles.
After students erase everything that they want to change, photocopy the picture. Use Crayola Markers and/or Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils to draw features back onto the picture, creating a whole new look.
Finish the skin tones of the portrait with Crayola Multicultural Markers.
Cover the work area with newspaper. Use a Crayola Paint Brush and water to blend the washable marker colors for a watercolor effect. Dry.
Cut out the drawing and glue it to construction paper with a Crayola Glue Stick.
In newspapers or magazines, find words and phrases that any person might think about. Cut them out and glue to the construction paper.
Students present their finished portraits to the class. Compare and contrast the portrait changes and phrases.
Show off poetry by framing it in original art based on a masterpiece. Create special effects and add drama to your writi
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