-What do portraits of people reveal about different periods in history and about what a cultural values.
-What media will best serve the student's portrait study?
-How does a self-portrait serve as a developmentally appropriate study?
-Which of the Elements of Design are the most effective to focus on?
-How does altering light source, symertry or intense hues influence
the person being drawn?
Student do a series of drawings.
Two prepeatory studies, one Black and white and one color.
Students will do a black and white self portrait study.
The final project is a large color parallel projection
done in the style of the artist Chuck Close.
*Students will do two black and white drawings that utilize
light source, shading, gray scale, facial symmetry
and techniques with graphite.
Student will do two color drawings that utilize light source
hue, shading, facial symmetry, parallel projection, color mixing with
soft pastels, cray pas, and prismacolor pencils.
Students may use Photshop to inhance and modify portriats
*Class Critiques, Individual Critiques, Peer Critiques, Self-assessments, Teacher narratives and Teacher/student conferences
Web based sources that include: Art Gallery, Art Musuems, Individual Artists web sites,
as well as current arts periodicals, books,as well as visits to artist studios, galleries,
and museums .
*Source material will utilize work that includes; Japanes prints, pre and post Renaissance, early European and comtemorary example of portraiture
from diverse cultures throughout history.
The skils and design concepts will be utilized in grade level studies that include presentations for studies about mainstream cultures.