I adapted this lesson from Arts and Activities (lesson titled "Unique Expressionism...through Surrealist Collage and Mixed Media").
I introduced the students to the qualities and art historical background of Surrealist Art. The students viewed the paintings of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, and they identified the surrealist qualities in these paintings ("Soft Watch at Moment of First Explosion," "The Persistence of Memory,"The Blank Check.")
Through the process of collage, the students learned how to appropriate existing images in order to create their own surrealist artwork.
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