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Re: portraits of famous people in history (grade five)


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2003 - 09:13:00 PST

I like this Warhol treatment idea, David.... Have them draw the portrait on
6" square paper (or 5 x 7- whatever size you want) - just line contour
(could be done by the upside down technique -- or grid method). Then
photocopy the drawing three more times. Cut them out (you use the paper
cutter for this) and mount all four line drawings together and paint -- or
use colored pencils -- or markers -- or crayons -- but do it Warhol style in
four different color combinations.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Meadows" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: portraits of famous people in history (grade five)

On Sat, 15 Mar 2003 10:29:22 -0500, Geoffrey McClain wrote:
>Dear Listers,
>I've been asked by the fifth grade teachers at my school to help
>their students copy portraits of famous historical figures. I
>don't think I can inject much creativity into this. Do you have
>any suggestions?

Give them the Warhol treatment! Have them make six line drawings of each
person on one sheet of paper, then go over them with very bright water
colours (incorporate computers by having them find the image on the
internet, then use Photoshop to convert them to a line drawing)

David Meadows, on 03/15/2003