Once the oil pastel was on nice and thick, I gave each student an 18" x 24" piece of white drawing paper with their name already written on a corner in Sharpie (because at one stage later many of them of them look alike) and had them place their Picasso face on the paper: pencil side up, oil pastel side down. Now the magic happens! Students traced their drawing, leaving an exact copy on their paper in oil pastel. Fifth graders LOVE THIS.
When they've traced their own, they look around the classroom at other faces they like and borrow from them (or me, but they can only use one of mine). They end up with three faces total (like Picasso's "Three Musicians").
|In process, but this one shows that sometimes, if a face|
has been used multiple times another layer of oil pastel
must be added for the transfer to be successful.
Finally, color is added with marker, crayon and/or colored pencil:
We've still got a tiny bit of touch up to do after Winter Break, but here's where we are now:
|I think they're at the mall?|
But I love the faces on this one.
|Dabbing with a Santa hat.|
|This belongs to a student that I'd like to|
slow down a bit, and work on coloring completely,
but she did break up her background in an
|Love the soccer players!|
She was gone the last art class,
or she would be done.
|Can't wait to see this one finished!|