7th Grade Skill Building
Until the end of the school year, 7th Grade students will be working on a self-portrait drawing. Students are developing and using many skills and disciplines as they tackle the difficult possibilities of the self-portrait. 7th graders will consider not only the technical steps necessary to complete a portrait drawing, they will also consider composition and style as a means of conveying a sense of themselves to the viewer.
Today, 7th Graders created a grid on a black and white copy of their original photo and received a transparency print out of their photo, both will be used as accuracy tools during their self-portrait process.
Continuing steps for this project include skill development in areas of line, shading, and observation when drawing, accompanied by taking photos of each other that act as the "subject" for their self-portrait drawing.