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Re: Jr High self portraits


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 29 2002 - 14:09:06 PST

brenda robson wrote:
> Christine's your student's 3/4 view pastel portraits are awesome!
> My 7/8th graders have gridded their photos and drawn themselves. They
> turned out pretty neat except some did their lines too thick and couldn't
> erase them. I am not sure how to turn these into nice pieces without
> tracing new ones. They do not want to do it anymore (but they are sooo
> close to a really nice piece!)
> Anyway, today we are taking those and beginning cut paper portraits like
> we did last year. If anyone tried these last year and have some
> suggestions from things they learned (Woody?) could you let me know?

That was the toughest thing I ever asked my students to do.
Not enough of them finished successfully to try it again.
                                                Woody in KC

“The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.”              from: “Art & Fear”
This one soars:
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