Materials for creating self-portraits

An integration with mathematics, students measure the parts of their party, divide by 2 and use collected data to create a miniature version of themselves in a self-portrait.

First collage, then drawing…

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Students first create collages of humans using simple geometric shapes. They then draw their collage and use details to enhance their art.

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First painting, then collage…

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Students use the primary colors, white and brown to mix the shade of their skin tone. Great text “The colors of us” by Karen Katz.

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They then cut out their head, neck and shoulders from the painted papers and use colored papers to cut facial features, clothing and hair.

A focus on line and shape with pencil

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And then a transition into watercolor

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What medium do you enjoy working in for exploring the self-portrait?

 

 

 

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