Students in 5th grade were introduced to artist Sandra Silberzweig and her fantastically colorful works of art. After drawing the abstract features of the face on blue construction paper, the students went over the pencil lines in glue mixed with black acrylic paint to create a ridge (raised black line). Once dry, they filled the shapes created with blended oil pastels. The students loved the process of creating their abstract selfies.
They then painted a realistic portrait as a collaborative project for their Legacy piece in Humanities. We first learnt to draw the shape of a face and how the proportions of the features of the face fit into the shape. Students got a photograph and drew the portrait onto canvas and then painted in acrylics.