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I'll toss one in, I taught a 7th grade math teacher how to demonstrate
symmetry and the "principle of halves" with portraiture. (the eyes are in
the center, the bottom of the nose is half way between eyes and chin, the
mouth is halfway between the nose and the chin... but of course with much
more instruction and references to Da Vinci, Durer, contemporary artists,
etc...) The fellow was scared to death to delve into an area outside his
comfort zone but he did it...and voila'...success!
He had all his kids chart out facial proportions and create a portrait from a
magazine photo...this next year he said he would have them attempt
self-portaits with mirrors or photos, and he's excited about using art in his