Hello again! Wow, the weeks are flying by right now. This week's art theme is Faces. Since this is a fairly broad topic we've combined it with some color theory for this project. We started by reading our page demonstrating a variety of faces in art across the years and then we reviewed the primary colors, blue, red and yellow.
For our project I divided a sheet of regular paper into four sections. Next we discussed what emotions each of the primary colors might represent. Blue was sadness, red anger and yellow joy. I took some snapshots of the kiddos demonstrating various facial emotions and popped them up on the computer for us to look at while we drew. This might have been their favorite part!
In each quadrant of our paper we drew a face with one of the emotions we discussed and then colored it in shades of color representing that emotion. When the pictures were up on the computer we looked at some of the facial characteristics for emotion. The eyebrows and mouth play a big role in defining the emotion displayed so we focused on that to help make our faces expressive. For the final section we did a basic face colored in all three primary colors.
Here are our results! Connor is easily frustrated when his pictures don't turn out quite how he wants, so that's an area we are working on together. It's important to remember that it will take a lot of practice to get to where you want to be, and even the masters made duds! The joy is in the journey here.