Legos and Self Portraits
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I have used this as a first project of the year quite often the template helps all skill levels get … Read More

Aura Paintings
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So here are two first grade paintings from my “Stick Person” project, now renamed (thank you Ms. B!) Aura Paintings. … Read More

Draw an Abstract Self Portrait
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Here is an adaptation of my popular Abstract Face project for older students. It still has simple features that fill … Read More

Lego Self Portrait
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The first art class of the year is often more of an intro to things, but I still like to … Read More

Back to School Half Portrait
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Every fall I look for a new twist on a self-portrait project to start the school year. I like this … Read More

Day of the Dead Pastel and Glue Drawing
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Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico in which family and friends pray … Read More

Modigliani Style Portrait
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  I’ve made a Modigliani self portrait tutorial in hopes that it encourages more to try it out. Something about … Read More

Back to School Portrait, Rizzi Style
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An American pop artist, James Rizzi, who achieved fame for his childlike style, vibrant colors and zany imagery. He accumulated quite … Read More

Masking Tape Portrait
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This is another way of getting lots of irregular torn edges, without the fuss of gluing them down. I used … Read More

Hundertwasser Portrait on Sticks
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I’m hooked on the Vienna artist Hundertwasser, so I thought I would try combining his style with my popsicle portrait … Read More

Hundertwasser Style Self Portraits
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A Hundertwasser style self portrait project gave my students a different approach for a back-to-school project. I love how he … Read More

My Summer Self Portrait
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I’d been exploring ideas for a back-to-school project combining art with story telling much like a popular art journal technique. … Read More

Chuck Close Self Portrait
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Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer who first achieved fame as a photorealist. This project, which imitates his … Read More

Paul Klee Portrait
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Paul Klee was a Swiss artist from the early 1900’s who liked to turn things he saw into simple geometric … Read More