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… Students first create collages of humans using simple geometric shapes. They then draw their collage and use details to enhance their art.  Continue reading “Materials for creating self-portraits”

Gesture Drawing

Gesture drawing with children creates an open and accepting classroom environment. It allows students to loosen up their drawing style and helps them to view the “gestalt” of the figure or the big picture. When beginning this activity, students may feel like every mark is final and may feel self-conscious. I emphasize that gesture drawingContinue reading “Gesture Drawing”