This project was from the beginning of our 1st 9 weeks together and I just haven't gotten around to posting these. So here they are!
We discussed the steps of drawing a realistic self-portrait.
They outlined their pencil drawings with oil pastels....
They painted with tempera cakes...we talked about "arbitrary colors" that aren't realistic.
Finally, the next class I taught them about mixing skin tones using acrylic paint. (won't do that again!) And they painted over their arbitrary color with realistic colors....turned out pretty fun for an experimental project. :)