Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Portfolio – Painting – Gateway Middle School 2016/2017

Art Class

Gateway Middle School, 2016-2017

5th and 7th Graders

Painting Self Portrait

We started our Self-Portrait lesson by talking about self identity and how one is perceived. We looked at photographs and paintings by famed artists who work in identity such as Cindy Sherman, Kehinde Wiley and HONY. After dressing up for and having their portrait taken, the students were introduced to the grid method in order to draw out and paint their self portrait. Color mixing and color theory were also a part of this course. We then encouraged the students to activate their background with pattern in a vibrant grid style. We explained the grid method with an introduction to the artist, Chuck Close.



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