We started by drawing faces. I had the students draw "the best human face" they could. They did this at the end of a project or as homework. I collected them and the next time we met, we worked through the rules of drawing a face together.
|pre and post drawings from several students side by side|
I then give them a view finder and a random face. They spent some time creating a composition that HAD to include a major facial feature (eye, nose, mouth)
They drew this out on to a square piece of paper.
We spent some more time looking before we started our color. We really looked for light, medium and dark areas. Finally, each class period was assigned a different medium. One was oil pastel, one watercolor, one tempera and one colored pencils. They turned out pretty cool!
|colored pencil (they took their's home as homework)|