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Lesson Plans

Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1744

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Kim Ans (
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 16:15:31 -0700

Ive done a very sucessful project with self-portraits and grade eight
students but it could easily be applied to even younger students. You need
white coartridge paper black construction paper and oil pastels.
Start out by doing contour line drawings of you or one of the students.
After they are comfortablewith contour line draing then have them draw the
person sitting across from them. Its best to do it on large paper, I've
used 18x24 paper. Once they have drawn the person sitting across from
them(make sure they fill the whole paper, its easier to do the oil pastels)
and the background.
They must then find a soft surface and then place the cartridge paper on
top of the black paper and copy their contour line drawing onto the black
paper by pressing hard on the cartridge paper, thus leaving an indent on
the black paper that they can then go back and trace.
Then all they do is fill in the drawing with oil pastels. Its good to give
a little lesson on how to mis skin colours with a limited number of
colours. i found that even with only 12 colours we could get a wide range
of skin colours.
If you have any questions pleasedon't hesitate to contact me.