The six portrait lessons designed specifically for elementary students include:
Matisse-Inspired Portrait Lessons: One for first graders and another for fifth grade, the dynamic use of color makes this portrait project stand out.
Paper-Cut Portraits: This project uses lots of paper so if you have a large scrap box, this is the project for you. Two different options vary the look of this project by suing realistic and non-realistic colors. This is a good opportunity to embellish with buttons, beads and decorative paper.
Realistic Portrait: Using the how-to-draw handout, students learn about proportion and color.
Multi-Media Collage Portraits: Kinder kids trace a template onto colored paper and accessorize with yarns, paper and painted clothing. This is one of the most adorable portrait projects I've ever done. A real keeper!
Imagination Portraits: For younger students the chance to dream about what they would like to become when they grow up is as much fun to create as it is to think about. Using the handout, children brainstorm their favorite activity or career and use a template to start this creative project.
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