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Frida Kahlo: My Symbolic Portrait

Last changed: 05/14/2020 11:44am
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 Visual Art
Visual Art Social Studies English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
3 45 min
3 45 min
In-School Short Term Residency
All year
$10 0
$250 0
no Email
mixed media and books/images.


(Due to the coronavirus each student will be provided with their own materials which will vary and which will be discussed with the teacher.)
pencils
table for materials and writing board (ex.chalk board etc.)for program description
I can describe how culture and location influenced Frida Kahlo's artwork. I can recognize that there are other cultures with different languages, foods, art, music, customs, and forms of shelter. I can make connections between visual art, history, and culture. I can use colors and symbols to express personal feelings. I can create a self-portrait using color and symbol(s) to express feelings. I can follow directions to use various materials.
Students will be introduced to the history, culture and techniques used by the artist, Frida Kahlo through the children’s book, Frida, by Jonah Winter. The students will understand the way in which colors and symbols can be used to express or symbolize personal feelings. Students will create a symbolic portrait with the use of color and symbol(s) to express or symbolize feelings and create a mood. Lesson will be altered up or down depending on student’s prior knowledge, which will be discussed with teacher before prior to executing lesson.
Students will be introduced to the history, culture and techniques used by the artist, Frida Kahlo through the children’s book, Frida, by Jonah Winter. The students will understand the way in which colors and symbols can be used to express or symbolize personal feelings. Students will create a symbolic portrait with the use of color and symbol(s) to express or symbolize feelings and create a mood. Lesson will be altered up or down depending on student’s prior knowledge, which will be discussed with teacher before prior to executing lesson.
Help hand out materials and work with students to brainstorm symbols for their portrait.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Grade 1: Visual Art: Presenting: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Ask and answer questions such as where, when, why, and how artwork should be prepared for presentation or preservation.
Grade 1: Visual Art: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Engage collaboratively in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Grade 2: Visual Art: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.
Grade 2: Visual Art: Presenting: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Distinguish between different materials or artistic techniques for preparing artwork for presentation.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: #3.Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.
Grade 3: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: #2.Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Brainstorm multiple approaches to a creative art or design problem.
Grade 4: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2:Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches

Grade 5

Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3.Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.
Grade 5: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
Get to Know Our Arts Provider:

Meredith Arcari

www.mereditharcari.com