6th: Sgraffito Self Portraits

As the capstone to their Personal Identity unit, students have been working on contour self portraits. Students learned about proportions in order to aid them in drawing their own face.

Each student was able to choose a photograph of themselves from their personal device then had to draw from observation. Each finished drawing was outlined in Sharpie, then filled completely with a thick coat of oil pastel.

Next week, students will finish these projects by adding layers of Sgraffito to the surface of their drawings to add texture and visual interest. (This will be done through a layer of black paint on top, which is then scratched in to.)

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