Sunday, January 27, 2013

Self-Portraits with a Twist

I created this lesson for the students for them to think outside the box.  Usually self-portraits are exactly what you think they would be....a portrait of themselves using paint, oil pastels, markers, etc.  I thought of taking 4x4 squares and have them randomly traced on a piece of glossy card stock.  Once they created their background, they were asked to put specific things inside their tiles.  Some examples are:  favorite flower, favorite animal, favorite season, favorite holiday and their name. 

They used markers to draw them in, I thought it would smudge alot less than oil pastels.  They finished it up with creating a 2 color combination pattern in the background. Here are some results:

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