5th grade was focusing on the proper placement of facial features and how to draw them. They were not allowed to make “L” or triangle noses. We also reviewed fractions by discussing that they eyes were 1/2 of the head, and the nose was 1/2 of that 1/2, and the mouth was 1/2 of a 1/2 of a 1/2!
We worked from pre-made worksheets that helped with the placement of features, and used mirrors to really analyze what we looked like.
Then we printed!
Then they added color with oil pastels. Though the lesson was on printmaker, Elizabeth Catlett, once they added color they looked more like William H. Johnson’s work.