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Re: Lesson Plan for Fall Portraits


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 15:44:33 PST

I think I'll "limit my cheating" to running the pics through
Photoshop and letting it find the value changes. My kids
will have to draw from the printed photo as a source.
                I'll let you know how it goes, Woody in KC

brenda robson wrote:

> Just like Woody surmised, I shot pics, put them into photoshop, used cut
> paper and strong value adjustments then printed.

> We then cheated and put clear acetate over the photocopy and hand cut each
> value from the color of their choosing with x-acto knives.
> It is tricky in the respect of what color goes on first. We started with
> black then glued it down. The next uncut photocopy is your guide. Then
> we went to the next value.

> As to the cheating, I feel like so many kids need to see what they can do.
> If it teaches them some principal, like value, that they can take with
> them as they learn painting, drawing from life, etc., then all the better.
> Once they have something stunning to hang on their walls, and who do they
> love at this age more than themselves?, then they can build confidence and
> interest in art from there.

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