Thursday, August 03, 2006

Symbolic self portraits

Son number 6 and son number 7 :-) completed symbolic self portraits from the
lesson plans here.

A symbolic self portrait is not a visual representation of the artist's physical traits but visual representation of what the artist feels, thinks, likes, dislikes, lives with on a day to day basis.

Just the discussion and the jotting down of ideas, prior to the sketching, was important.

What is your favourite food?

What makes you angry? Happy? Sad?

If you could be any animal, what animal would you choose?

What are your hobbies?

And so on.

These pics are a bit sketchy but you get the idea of the boys' symbolic self portraits. They could use paint, oil paint, oil pastels, water colour pencils. One chose oil pastels crayons. One chose water colour pencils.


Theresa said...

very cool! We may have to give this a try!

Leonie said...

It was definitely fun!

amy said...

That's an interesting idea! My oldest will love that.

Leonie said...

Let me know if you try it - I'd love to see the artwork. :-)

I think the lesson plans said it could be adapted for k-12..

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