Thursday, October 10, 2013


Inspired by a creative story, I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More, by Karen Beaumont, and influenced by famous artist, Edvard Munch’s painting, The Scream, students delighted in the
creation of the first self-portrait of the year. I was inspired by a fellow blogger for this project, especially when I saw she had the students "blow paint" the hair of the project. I knew the students would love it! 
Following step by step, students penciled in and utilized proper guidelines to place facial features proportionately correct in their “screaming” portrait. Students discovered how to draw their portrait in a non-typical fashion, in full detail with an open mouth, thus, visually expressing themselves as a screaming person. Students colored and used a straw to "blow paint" the hair in all their creative crazy directions, then carefully outlined the paint to enhance the colors.

Producing/Performing (4PR): The student demonstrates flexibility in his/her creative process and use of art materials (ie, a straw to blow paint, instead of a paint brush)

Responding/Reflecting (5RE): The student visually describes and demonstrates how an artist uses the elements and principles of design to create expressive impact in a work of art. (Famous Artist: Expressionist, Edvard Munch’s, “The Scream”) 

Craftsmanship: Following a step by step drawing procedure, the student drew, colored with oil pastels, and blow painted with a straw neatly, demonstrating proper control and coordination of art materials.

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