I teach high school. I usually do this lesson in my art I classes (a mixed
bag, but mostly 9th graders.) Linda
From: West Friedman [mailto:FRIEDMAW@Mail.RyeSchools.lhric.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 11:13 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: HS self portraits
What grade level is this for?
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I am usually winding up a drawing unit before Christmas, so I have my
students do self portraits by looking into a silver Christmas ball ornament.
The image is, of course, distorted and includes the hand that is holding the
ornament. If a student cannot participate in something Christmas related, I
have them do the assignment by using something like a shiny pot lid. They
draw the circular shape and hanger about 12-13" in diameter before starting
the portrait. I often cut them out and use them as a bulletin board display
for the holidays. Linda in NC