Teachers Lesson Plans

Me or You in the 30?s: Grade 9-12


After showing students the works in the Canadian Painting in the Thirties lesson plan, especially the work of John Lyman, Woman with a White Collar, ask them to bring in a photograph of themselves or their favourite culture or sports hero. Students will then make a portrait painting in the modernist style.


Students will manipulate and organize elements and principles of design to plan their artwork.


Students will produce a two dimensional artwork, using appropriate tools and materials.


Students will use appropriate art vocabulary and terminology related to materials and processes.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of the English Language.


2 45-minute sessions