Lesson Plan: Week 1
The Afternoon Art Enrichment Class
Week 1: By the end of this period:
Students will be able understand some of the basic principles and elements of photography.
Discussion: What are some of the things that can help make a photograph interesting to the viewer? (A projector presentation showing examples can be used, although it might be interesting to leave it to the student’s imagination when you talk about subject matter, composition, lighting, etc)
Assignment: Students will take pictures of the things they see on their way to and from school. Students will choose 3 pictures to share at the next class.
Discussion: What are some examples of the things we might see on our way to and from school?
Many students now have a camera available to them on their phones. Students will also want to have clear instructions as to what is being asked of them.
It is recommended that the number of photos shared by each student be the same. Students can vote on a number.
Students should be able to feel that any subject they choose to photograph is going to be interesting to the class because it is their own journey to and from school.
The instructor will be excited to see what the students bring to the next class. The instructor can also provide their own assignment to the class, if they wish.
At the next class, the pictures will be projected onto the wall for viewing. During the discussion, students can try to guess who might have taken the picture and explain why. It is recommended that only 2 or 3 guesses be allowed.
Enjoy your day!