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Students will review the works of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, focusing primarily on the works of his advertising posters.
Students will view current full page ads and posters and compare those with Toulouse-Lautrec.
Students will design and sketch out a poster that will advertise something from the present. Silk screening is an optional media.
Students will then paint (or print) the poster in the style of Toulouse-Lautrec.
An introduction to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec should precede this lesson.. Review his bright, painterly brush strokes. Concentrate on posters he made for the ballet, opera, and night life. You can see more on Lautrec in the elementary drama lessons section.
Students will then begin making posters advertising events in their school or that take up a social cause. Hopefully there is a school play or concert and students can also use them to promote a school event. Students may choose from a variety of media from air brush to silk-screening.