Apr 202013


For this assignment, students learned how to draw a portrait from a photograph using pencil-measuring techniques. Above left is my example, and the right image shows a student’s progress. While students worked on their drawings, I delivered presentations introducing them to interesting facts and important works for each artist.

Below: Pop artists Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

Below: Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and photo-realistic portrait artist and photographer Chuck Close.

Below: American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Below: Cubist painter Pablo Picasso and surrealist Salvador Dali.

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  2 Responses to “Portrait of an Artist”

  1. Hi Julia! My name is Nikki Roholt and I am a first year middle school art teacher in Ohio. I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love your blog; it’s my favorite! I am so amazed at the project ideas you share and the phenomenal work your students produce. Thank you for being such an inspiration 🙂

  2. Thanks Nikki! Congrats on your Art position and I hope you have a wonderful year! We have such an awesome job, you and I!

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