Monday, March 18, 2013

Portrait Exercises

One of my goals for this blog is to share some of my lessons with everyone.  Let's kick Monday morning off with some portraits!!!

For this lesson, I had the kids divide their paper into sections and search for facial features.  This would be a great sketchbook lesson to keep up with throughout the year. 

Once they practiced the individual facial features, they had to choose a frontal portrait, fold it down the center and complete the other half.  They were to use the rules of proportion to make sure things were placed correctly.  (I also took the other half of the face so there would be no temptation to trace!)

This lesson was done with several Art 1 classes in a high school in South Carolina. We used these exercises to complete self portraits and then did a lesson on portrait stencils and collage inspired by artist Michelle Caplan.

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