You are lost the instant you know what the result will be.
~ Juan Gris ~
Wednesday afternoons are filled with creativity, discovery and individuality. It’s our Art time! We have spent some time investigating portraits from both cubist and realistic view points. We started with cubism and looked at how facial features could be represented with abstract shapes. Picasso and Matisse provided many examples and discussion starters for our class. Using chalk pastels and our trusted Sharpies, students created abstract portraits that represented themselves in some way – physically or emotionally. Amazingly colourful and expressive images began to emerge. No two were alike, but they were all stunning.
Next we moved on to realistic portraits and learned the fascinating facts about drawing faces. Did you know that our eyes are really about half way down our faces? Did you know that your ears begin at the mid-level of your eyes and end at the level of the bottom of your nose? On paper bags, students drew their likeness following the “rules” on “how to create a portrait“. Using this formula, we were able to create a class full of cartoon-like replicas with our trusty Sharpies again and oil pastels this time.
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