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Friday, July 19, 2013

Frida Kahlo Paintings - DrawCast Digital Self Portraits Lesson Plan

Frida Kahlo Paintings


Frida Kahlo paintings are some of the most bizarre, unique and passionate self portraits around. She could very well be one of the greatest female artists of all time definitely one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. My students did a web quest on Frida Kahlo paintings, a lot of them gave them a summary of what her life was about. I had them explore some of the artwork that she made and together they collaborated on what her artwork had in common.


Frida Kahlo Paintings Lesson Plan


Years ago, I made this Google Drive slideshow lesson plan that gave a lot more detailed info on Frida Kahlo paintings, but it also gave instructions to the students as they painted a self-portrait that showcased their ethnic heritage. Their artwork is similar to a contour sketch project with TypeDrawing.


Frida Kahlo Paintings as Digital Art in DrawCast


Once the students knew a little bit about Frida Kahlo Paintings, they started to take photos of themselves. The goal was to utilize the How to Trace Photographs in DrawCast tutorials that I made. The students would trace three photos similar to Frida Kahlo Paintings of her self-portraits. Here is a collection of some of their work that they made in DrawCast. Last semester, my students did a very similar project when they made pieces of DrawCast art based off of Fauvist painters.



After the students created their three artworks, they would then arrange all three into a collection using Pic Collage App. The students could cut out and stack the various images on top of one another. They could also add simple effects or stickers to their collages. The final piece of art could be saved to their camera roll, and then shared with the class with Edmodo or Kidblog – so they could give each other some feedback.


Here are the written directions that I gave the students as they wrapped up their collages and had to expand upon what they did: Complete drawcast work on female artists


DrawCast also has a great option to export their art into a speed drawing to a YouTube video. The students got to pick their own music and I turned all of their videos into a YouTube playlist


 How have you used DrawCast or Pic Collage to make digital art like these Frida Kahlo Paintings?



More female inspired DrawCast paintings


Berthe Morisot Paintings – DrawCast Digital Portraits Lesson Plan


Georgia O’Keeffe inspired digital paintings done in DrawCast



Frida Kahlo Paintings - DrawCast Digital Self Portraits Lesson Plan