My second graders had two very different portrait experiences this year. First they learned all the rules for creating a REALISTIC self-portrait with features drawn in the correct places with correct proportions. We carefully measured and studied the face to make these beautiful winter self portraits. View the gallery of finished work here.
Then, these same students were given cardboard, foam board, puzzle pieces, and odds and ends. They were shown examples from this School Arts article by Donna Staten and images of Picasso's cubist portraits. They were then told to go ahead and break all the rules to make ABSTRACT portraits. See the growing gallery here.
We wanted to test iMotion HD's time lapse feature. I had an iphone tripod mount, downloaded the free app, and started it up as my 4th graders came to class to work on their monochromatic paper collage of Picasso's Old Guitarist painting.
Curious about this app? Click here.
Curious about the Monochromatic fugleflick I showed the class? Click here.
Curious about this project? Click here.
My Kindergarteners are getting ready to create their self-portraits. One of the hardest things about this process is finding the right place to put the features of the face. We played my homemade game, Pin the Feature on the Face to challenge them in a completely new way to find the right place for the features of the face:)
Take a look below at how the self-portraits turned out last year (or view the gallery on artsonia)
I packaged up this lesson as a printable poster and/or letter size images that you can download and print out for you and your students to use. This is a great way to introduce the features of the face or Picasso's cubistic portraits.
This lesson is available here.
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