AIE Lesson Plan: Portraiture
Title: “Let’s Do Something”
Artworks: Sue Severson
Oil on Canvas
So Close, So Far Away
Grade: 3rd through 12th grade
PA Arts and 9.1.5 A: Know the elements and principles of each art form
Humanities to create works of art in the humantities.
Standards: 9.2.5 H: Identify, describe, and analyze the work of
Pennsylvania artists in the visual arts.
9.4.5 D: Explain choices made regarding media, technique,
form, subject matter and themes that communicate the
artist’s philosophy within a work in the arts and humanities.
PA Reading, 1.6.3-11: A, B, C, D, E
Objective: Students will be able to define what a portrait is in Art. Students
will be able to define various categories of portraits. Students will
create a portrait of someone participating in an everyday activity.
Overview: The presenter will show three examples of portraits to the students.
The students will discuss what the people in each portrait are
doing. Students will discuss the style in which each artist created
each portrait. Students will create a portrait of someone doing
Materials: White Paper
Procedure: 1. The presenter will show the three examples of Portraiture to
2. Student will discuss how there portraits differ from
standard portraits because the people are doing something
3. Students will discuss the meaning behind each piece of art.
4. Students will create a portrait of their own where the person
is engaging in an every day activity.