5th Grade Rodeo Portraits

5th grade’s Rodeo portraits began with me taking a photograph of them. The using a Photoshop filter, I reduced the photograph to just lines.  Using the windows as a light box, the students then traced over the lines of the photograph onto a sheet of white paper.

5th grade Rodeo Portraits


Once they were complete, they had the option to turn themselves into a cowboy/girl or a Native American. Adding details to make it obvious of what they were as well as elements in the backgrounds.

5th grade Rodeo Portraits


5th grade Rodeo Portraits

5th grade Rodeo Portraits

Then they added color using whatever media they liked.

5th Grade Rodeo Art Portraits 5th Grade Rodeo Art Portraits

5th Grade Rodeo Art Portraits

5th Grade Rodeo Art Portraits


Absolutely gorgeous!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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