Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Snowman portraits, exploring directions

Second grade snowman portraits
exploring three points of view.
Front facing / head-on
Profile / side
3/4 / to the corner

I used two Van Gogh paintings to introduce the concepts and had three students stand in front of the class in the different positions so we could examine the differences. 
Portrait of a Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888
Self-portrait, 1889

Day 1 (45 minutes):
introduction, drawing with pencil, tracing with sharpie
Day 2 (45 minutes):
colored in the snowman details, painted the sky a la Starry Night with tempera cakes

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