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Lesson Plans

re: Self-Portraits

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holmgren (holmgren)
Sun, 3 Oct 99 19:47:36 +0100

I have done a similar project, where students (I did it with 5th graders)
did self-portraits on tagboard with pencil, then traced over the lines
with white glue. The next art period they used brayers and block
printing ink to make prints. Some of the prints were enhanced with
kpastel, oil pastel, or colored pencils. The print boards were enhanced
with oil pastels. They turned out really neat. We looked at Fauvist
self-portraits as inspiration.

Mary H.

>Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 20:17:46 EDT
>From: Deeknik
>Subject: Re: self-portraits
>I was in a meeting the other day at our region center and a lady was talking
>about a self-portrait project she does with 2nd & 3rd graders. She has
>posters with various sized and shaped features (a poster of noses, ears,
>eyes, etc.). The students work in pairs, while one student draws on black
>the other student is the observer. The observer tells the drawer which eye
>is appropriate and then helps with placement and proportion. Once one
>drawing is finished the other one begins. When both students have finished
>drawing the students go over the outlines with white glue (must dry clear).
>When the glue is dry the various areas are filled with pastels. The glue
>lines keep the pastels separated and the lines stay crisp. The results were
>outstanding. I plan on trying a similar project with my jr. high students.