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Lesson Plan

Visual Arts: 3-D Self-Sculpture
Subject: Art
Grade span: 5 to 12
Duration: Three to four 45-minute sessions
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Expressing Yourself Through the Arts


This lesson is one example of how you can implement the practice of Expressing Yourself Through the Arts. In this activity, students explore and express their identities through a variety of learning activities, including reading, journaling, discussing self-portraits, and creating their own self-portraits through clay sculpture.

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