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 off to a good start, and still has lots of room for … 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 the face, but allows for some personalization with hair and shoulders, etc. … 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 offer a project that is creative and easy to finish. My plan … 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 one as the fold line guides will force them to fill their … 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 for and remember friends and family members who have passed away.It occurs … 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 the distortion frees students up from getting overly fussy with their drawing, … 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 a body of work over his lifetime, from album covers to airplane … 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 blue painter’s tape to make this portrait on a piece of colored … 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 drew the large almond shaped eyes in his people and the abstract … 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. This project which combines a self portrait with a composition about the … 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 shapes. His “Head of A Man” is a classic example of his … Read More

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