In literature there are many characters found in writing. These characters are protagonists, heroines, heroes, and other support characters that make a story interesting. The reader is connected to a character by written images that we find familiar and can care about. A book that is powerful and enjoyable has a good, believable, and strong analysis of a character or characters.
This lesson can work two ways. The first possible lesson could be to read a book, analyze the character in the story and then create a bust of that character using your analysis. The second possible lesson could be that the students create a bust and then generate a character analysis that will then allow them to write a story for the bust. Both lessons would be an excellent way to delve into the building and understanding of character analysis, good stories, as well as art.
Complete Lesson Plan Character Bust (PDF)