Modigliani Self Portrait

This Modigliani self portrait project seems to work surprisingly well every time I try it. Something about the distortion frees students up from getting overly fussy, and thick pastels are the perfect media for imitating Modigliani’s rich dark look. MATERIALS • Black construction paper, 18″ x 24″ • Oil pastels DIRECTIONS 1. Cut the paper to … Read More

Self Portraits, Modigliani Style

This Modigliani self portrait project seems to work surprisingly well every time I try it. Something about the distortion frees students up from getting overly fussy, and thick pastels are the perfect media for imitating Modigliani’s rich dark look. MATERIALS • Black construction paper, 18″ x 24″ • Oil pastels DIRECTIONS 1. Cut the paper to … Read More

Modigliani Portrait

I’ve done this Modigliani portrait with hundreds of 4th graders over the years, and I always marvel at how it seems to ease up student’s tendency to get fussy with their drawings. The thick lines and unusual proportions just seem to make everything look good, and very Modigliani-esque.   MATERIALS • Black construction paper, 18″ x … Read More