|One of my most recent paintings of a 'selfie' my daughter took.|
Next art class they will be using a photocopy of their picture or (their yearbook picture) to create a portrait on paper. I show them how to take their photocopy and shade the back of it with pencil. Then they lay their copy on to another sheet of paper and trace over the contour lines. The pencil shading from the back will show up on the front. I encourage them to trace over their lines again with pencil or sharpie so they are more visible. But once that step is complete, they are allowed to choose a medium and a style to finish them. I plan on showing them how to use the chalk pastels, because they are my preferred medium but students pick a variety of tools to work with. They end up all so creative and interesting!