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Lesson Plans


portraits

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ArtAltman
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 22:39:59 EST


Hi art teachers,
Hope your having a great break so far. I am trying to do planning for the
last few days of the semester and would greatly appreciate some guidance.
I am going to do a quick (1 and a half week (8 days)) lesson on portraiture
with beginning level high school students. To start the lesson I was planning
on doing a 1-2 day line drawing of the front view of a generic face to learn
the basic proportions, and then do a final face drawing. Here are my
questions. I know most aren't ready to draw themselves from a mirror so I
thought a some good (2-D) reference material would be the mug shoots of Chuck
Close. Do you have any other ideas for reference material that has worked for
you in past lesson? Also I was hoping to incorporate pastels or oil pastels
in the final drawing. Do you have any ideas on how to incorporate pastels
without loosing detail? Or should I just stick to a pencil drawing with value
considering how little time I have to spend on this? I'd greatly appreciate
any input and advice you might have on the subject. Thank you in advance.
Sincerely, R. A., Waukegan High School, IL

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