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Lesson Plans


Portrait collages

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 20:43:31 -0400


Sandra Barrick,
Your lesson......
> Thought of another Project. A silhouette of child (or in this case
>Mom). You know how to do it with a lamp and black paper....(snip)...

reminded me of a lesson I have done several times with my middle school
students, but not as a Mother's Day lesson...so I thought I would share this
idea.

First, we study portraits and talk about measuring/drawing the features
proportionately.

They take turns drawing a portrait of someone (face and neck) in the room on
9x12 paper...then use pastels to make the face look more realistic. They
cut this out and glue to a 12x18 colored or white background.

Then they use curled paper or yarn for hair...some frizz it, some braid
it...tie ribbons, add hats made from fabric, felt, paper, wallpaper,
whatever. I save everything and put it all out when we do this. They make
clothing out of fabric or wallpaper...we have sequins, buttons, glitter,
bits and pieces of old jewelry, etc. can't even think of all the things in
the box for them to use.

They really enjoy this lesson, but I think they enjoy anything that's
hands-on!

Carolyn Roberts
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC