: A blog of inspirations & updates from my life as an artist, educator and human being.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
5th Grade Portraits
The 5th graders of Glenwood Elementary school have been studying portraiture for the first quarter of the year. I felt apprehensive about instructing portraiture, but as we went through the unit I learned quite a bit myself (one of the great aspects of student teaching.) They did a great job creating realistic portraits focusing on proportion, and simply learning to draw what your eyes see. To reward the students for their great work , I thought we would do a abstract portrait, to lighten the mood, and apply what they have learned in a different way! I took a picture of each of the students using the Photo booth program on my laptop. The students then highlighted shadows, using mixed media to create a self-portrait. The enjoyed seeing themselves in a whole new way!