elementary art - portraits
Room 9: Art!: Who Are These People?
Every element addressed: line, shape, color, texture, value, space. Principles addressed: pattern, emphasis, contrast (in color). Media used: Pencil (practice), oil pastel, pen/ink, watercolor, clay (model magic). Techniques: drawing, painting, sculpting, collage. Great lesson with links for sketchbook assignments for contour line drawing self-portrait practice.
Catching Snowflakes - Love this for a winder art project
Gorgeous Paul Klee portraits. These are my favorite of all that I have seen! Art teacher Anne Farrell had 1st graders go over their drawings with orange paint and a roller before coloring with soft pastels. Beautiful effect!
i've been doing these portraits w/ my 1st graders for about 13 years now. and every year i love them even more. incase you don't know, the "100th day of school" is a big deal in most elementary schools. the kids celebrate and do lots of counting activities. in art, we always do portraits. the kids imagine how they think they will look when they are 100. we embellish w/ gaudy jewely, flowers, wrinkles, grey hair and more. we also attach a short story to them ab...
100th day of school in art, we always do portraits. the kids imagine how they think they will look when they are 100. we embellish w/ gaudy jewely, flowers, wrinkles, grey hair and more. we also attach a short story to them about what they'll do, where they will go, etc. they are hilarious!! :) enjoy (and happy 102nd day of school! wooo!).
Trace their face from a photo onto acetate. Paint or collage colors underneath for a new/abstract face.