3.24.2011

Art Class Day 9




Compare and Contrast:


Self-Portrait by Van Gogh 1889 (Post-impressionist)




Self-Portrait by Pablo Picasso 1907 (Cubism)




self-portrait: 























































*The suggestions for the compare and contrast activity and the instructions for the self-portrait project were only available online for 48 hours.  All of the projects for the entire class, plus worksheets and BONUS projects are available on my class PDF.  

4 comments:

  1. I love the contrast between these two portraits. I'm excited to do this project with my girls. I'm also curious to see which art supply each of them will choose.

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  2. Dani,
    I love the boys' self portraits. The Liam-Maestro, aka the Handsome Protector, is really really smart (he's in kindergarten and reads like a 4th grader; he love's school; he's an amazing artist; he plays the piano; he's an awesome soccer player; he can tell time; and he can tie his own shoes - to name a few of his accomplishments) so its fitting that he see's himself with a really big head - it needs to be really huge to stuff stuff all that talent in there. I want to frame his portrait and hang it on my wall. And then there's my Lancer-Man,aka Lancer-panser, what a hoot! To know his character is to understand his self portrait of a monster - that's his playful side to get your attention and make you laugh. Notice his bright eyes, circle ears and grinning smile - that's not a monster, that's our one and only Super hero Lancer-panser to the rescue to make your day fun. Your portrait is also going in a frame and will hang on Grandma's wall. And I'd like to add that he's an awesome soccer player - Go "Orange Pumpkins"! Oh my Gosh, I love being a Grandma. Thank you Dani for all your amazing talent (I know you get your amazingness from the McGuire side, but I hope you think you get some of it from the Manning side). I am so proud of you, Dani. Can't wait for your next post. xoxo, Grandma Sue

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  3. I had commented before about which paint would be best to get on a budget. Just wanted to let you know that we are having a FABULOUS time.

    I found a three-pack of BIG bottles of tempura in yellow, red, and blue for about $1.80 at Target. I found some brushes for $2.14 (5 pk) at Target, and I found a little art kit with all kinds of stuff (mostly I was interested in the oil pastels) for $3.99 at Michael's today. All in all, I spent $10.00 for those and a few other things, and this is WITHIN the budget! YAY!!!

    THANK YOU FOR THIS CLASS!!! My daughter and I had a great time drawing ourselves today.

    ~Katie

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  4. My little girls were disappointed that both of the self-portraits by famous artists were of men, so I showed them some of Frida Kahlo's paintings and a self-portrait by Mary Cassatt. Another fun project!

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