Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Line Contour Drawings, Emotional Portraits

Art challenges us to view life from the perspective of the artist. 
 This was the central idea for this lesson.  We looked at a self portrait by
Jacob Lawrence and analyzed the elements in order to interrpret the image.    I demonstrated how to do a one line contour drawing which helps us focus on looking rather than remembering.  Working with a partner the took turns drawing one another.  The next class period we  dicussed color theory and personality traits.  Each student painted either their portrait or their models (they could choose) using color symbolically. 







  1. These are Wonderful - every one of them! Can you tell me what age group did these?

  2. Thanks for your comment! I believe the first 5 are 2nd grade, then a few 3rd and the last few I think are 4th.

  3. So Great! So expressive! : )