Tag Archives: Self-Portraits

Exploring Identity Through Art

Grade 3 students have been exploring their identity through art. In Mr. Witrak’s art class, girls took an iPad selfie, and then created a pencil self-portrait based on that image. This project emphasized: understanding the proportions of the face, shading techniques, and making the eyes come alive. In the spring our girls will do a similar painting project in the cubist style.

The colorful self-portrait (done in Ms. Levy’s class) is a silhouette filled with images that delve into the artist’s identity. This art project will be complemented by student-created I Am¬†poems later in the month.

 

Who Are You? Self-Portraits with Words and Colorful Hair

Grade 5 art students created unique self-portraits with colorful hair comprised of descriptive words. The language of the hair served to showcase the personalities of each girl.

The project had 5 key steps:

1) Take a photograph of yourself.

2) Trace the photograph in Keynote. Delete the photograph and leave the tracing. Print out the traced image.

3) Use the technique of scale and proportion to create a grid on both the traced image and on the paper.

4) Create a contour line drawing using correct face proportions.

5) Add descriptive words about yourself to the hair.