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Lesson Plans

Re: portraits

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Bunki Kramer (
Thu, 24 Dec 1998 13:55:43 -0800 (PST)

........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....


Hi, R.A.....You might want to try a side view as well as a front view of a
face. Basically the same rules apply except for the ear, jawbone, and back
of the neck, of course. keep my kids interested and not "fadin' out" during the project
(which is usually a pen & ink or colored pencil rendition), I have them do
1/2 human, 1/2 machine. This requires face-drawing skills as well as some
creativity. Besides the skills & creativity, it's a bonus when they are
displayed in the library. Quite an attention-getter for the other kids.

You can do "hands" the same way using lots of pulleys, levers, wires,
sockets. I'm thinkin' I might have the kids try a 3-D model
with computer parts. Thanks for getting this rusting brain to function
during the holidays. I've gone into a stupor.


Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526