Friday, November 19, 2010

Self-Portraits--3rd Grade

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.

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