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Re: self portraits

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Tue, 5 Oct 1999 00:17:23 EDT

Dear Teri,
I just finished portraiture with my 2nd graders, and I am very happy with the
results. The first class was a step by step lesson on the facial features.
I gave large (5 inches high) easter egg "templates" to all for a start.
After the stylized face is done, details could be added (NO HAIR, though!)
The second class session we cut them out (NO Van Gogh's! Watch the ears!)
making sure that the neck (coming from the ears) is included, otherwise the
portraits end up looking like they are floating on the page. They are glued
on patterened wallpaper backings after colored (Impressionist style...don't
worry about perfect flesh tones! Practice blending) The best part was that
I had all this colorful yarn and they glued on yarn for the hair! I laughed
so hard as I went through them at home and glued on their computer print-out
names as I mounted them on colorful constr. paper. They were wonderful. We
are learning about Van Gogh, too, obviously. Hope this helps you.
>I'm looking for some ideas for self-portraits. I want to do a
>school-wide unit on them (K-6). I already will do a
>picasso-type, a warhol-type (from MaryAnn Kohl!) and one based
>on Hundertwasser. If anyone has other ideas, I'd love to hear
>them, esp for the lower grades.
>teri >>
self portraits