Friday, November 19, 2010
Third grade artists viewed the self-portraits of master artists and discussed the difference between portraits and self-portraits. They began their paintings by drawing their head, neck, and shoulders and then mixing their own skin tones. Looking in a mirror, the boys and girls studied the placement of their facial features. Using a wet on dry painting technique they painted their facial features. Once their portrait was complete the students chose an interesting color or pattern to paint the background.