Posted by: MiniMonets | July 2, 2013

Presidential Portraits

In celebration of the 4th of July and the founding of our country, the students at the Children’s Learning Center II created their own Presidential Portrait. First I showed the students the official portrait of our current president, Barack Obama. We talked about how his portrait is a photograph taken by a photographer. Next I showed our first president George Washington’s portrait. His portrait is a painting created by an artist. These portraits were painted to be as close to real life as possible and my students were to create their own portraits the same way. They drew their portraits first in pencil before mixing yellow, white, and a dash of red to create a realistic skin tone. They were then given the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) plus black and brown to finish their portraits. I had a few moments to snap a few pictures of the artists hard at work yet I wish I had a moment during clean up to snap some finished portraits.

 

Happy 4th of July!

 

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