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Lesson Plans

Studio Lesson on Female Stereotypes

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David Zimmerman (fastedy)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:00:57 -1000

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This sounds like a great unit! You didn't say how old the kids were, but
an abstraction or metamorphoses drawing or painting comes to my mind for
this subject. Example: You could slowly break down an image of a
mother/child, like a Madonna, into a leather clad, buxom motorcycle pin-up
or a 50's era housewife. The possibilities are endless! This could be
done on a computer if you're equipped. If not, the students could use an
image from history (which would involve them doing a bit of research into
its origins) and one from a contemporary magazine. If you traced both, you
could superimpose them and find common lines to use in the transformation.
If you want to put a figure drawing emphasis on it, have them model for
each other to get a variety of poses that could be used. This would make
a cool painting!

Deb Rosenbaum

The Surgeon's Motto: "Never say 'oops!', always say 'there!'

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