Art Appreciation Self-Portraits

Art Appreciation capped off their studies of the elements of art and principles of design with a drawing project.  Everyone was tasked with the creation a self-portrait using the grid technique. Students drew a one-inch grid on both pages (lightly on the drawing paper).  Beginning with one eye and moving adjacently from feature to feature, lines were translated block by block.  I advised them to quarter the more complicated squares of the grid to better observe where the features fell relative to the grid line.  The objective was to use the elements of line, shape & space coupled with the principle of proportion in the creation of an artwork.  This was their third art project of the semester.

 Great work by my art appreciation classes at NVC!

Embedded below is the demonstration video for my art appreciation students.  Art experience not required.  Try it out!


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