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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Color Wheel Self Portrait Mural

This was my first day of school project this year. Since the students are learning the color wheel I thought it would introduce color relationships in a fun way. Each table had a different color . One color. Since they had markers, pencils, and crayons, it allowed for various shades and hues of the same color. The 4th and fifth graders could use 2 colors; one color and one analogus color to make the intermediate color transitions in the mural from one color to the next. For the border I put butcher paper on each table and let kinder and first draw and paint different kinds of lines with their lines and color lesson, then cut it into strips to use for border. I glued all the index cardstogether on a looooooong piece of butcher paper in color order to create the mural.


We talked first about drawing your face. Oval head, then ears in the middle, then hairline from one ear to the next, line for the part of the hair if its a girl, eyes where the ears are in the middle, then nose half way b/w eyes and chin, and lips half way b/w nose and chin. We lookes at many different hairstyles and how to draw them from the hair line.













13 comments:

  1. Now this is sooo cool! No pun intended!!! :) I am def borrowing this idea!! love it!

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  2. Wow, you really did put in a lot of effort there. Wish my kid had teachers like you!

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  3. Awesome! I am a high school art teacher and would love to try and modify it to the higher level!

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  4. I hope you don't mind, but I posted a photo of your color wheel self portrait mural post on my blog, Bulletin Boards to Remember. It is a blog where I park ideas for bulletin boards that art teachers might like to use. Let me know if you don't want me to use it. jan http://bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com/2011/02/color-wheel-self-portraits.html

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  5. Very nicely done! I bet your kids & staff & parents love walking down that hallway - Can't help but put a smile on their faces!

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  6. Thanks so much for the idea. I used it as the whole-school activity for our recent portraiture-focussed art project week. I can't wait to go to school tomorrow and watch the students'excitement as they try to find their faces amongst the masses. Thanks again. Kendel

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  7. This is beautiful! I divided my portrait colors by grade level because my grades already have an assigned color for folders, sketchbooks, charts, etc.

    The intermediate colors in your mural are a great transition in color.

    http://artabroad.blogspot.com/2011/05/were-colorful-bunch.html

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  8. Hey! I saw this project on you blog and LOVED it! I kept it in the back of my mind, as many other did too, and I created these monochromatic portraits with my kiddos (1st - 5th grade). I will post some photos next week on my blog "Art on the Move". I want you to know I will credit you in my post! Thanks for the Grrrreat back to school idea!
    ~ Susan

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  9. I think I will use this next year! Too cool!

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  10. Thanks for the Grrrreat back to school ideassss...
    lit mural

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  11. This mural is beautiful! Did you use regular sized index cards, or 5x8?

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