Art Activity Set-up
For our classes this week, we taped color photos to the table using clear packing tape. The photos are just printed from a google image search. You could also use photos from magazines.
An alternative to the packing would be to laminate your printed pictures or to place them in plastic page protectors.
We set up our tables prior to the start of class. All that's left to do is play!
The Art Invitation
Using dry erase markers, the artists can trace eyes, noses, mouths, ears, eyebrows, hairs, etc. Just for fun, we also added mustaches, glasses, hats, and other accessories!
We erased our drawings with colorful pom poms!
There were so many giggles during this drawing activity. And some really wonderful conversation. Some of our artists added accessories to the portrait but many of them simply reinforced the features that were already there...tracing over the eyes, coloring in the mouth, following the path of the nose, etc.
It was a playful and non-intimidating way to introduce portraiture to our class! I hope you get to try it out in your room!
Content inspired by the artists and art created in our studio.
Orange Easel began as a small art studio in my basement and continues to grow and serve our community. Read more about our story here.