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>Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 20:17:46 EDT
>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.