Monday, August 22, 2011

A Rainbow of Faces

Monochromatic Self-Portraits!

For our first project, I've decided to test the waters and do a pre-assessment project with a self-portrait drawing. Each student 1st - 4th grade is 'showing me what they know' by drawing their self-portrait. This has been a great first mini-project for sprucing up the empty hallways...especially for open house tomorrow night!

Basically, they draw in pencil first, choose ONE color for their face, outline with a marker and then fill in the white space with a crayon. We discussed how different values can be achieved with the crayons using soft or hard pressure for lights and darks. And, for most classes we've learned what 'monochromatic' means.

Enjoy our Rainbow of Faces!