Friday, October 15, 2021
These portraits were created by tracing photographs on light tables or on the window. We used Sharpie markers so that they wouldn't bleed once they got wet. And then students were able to be as conservative or crazy with the color as they chose. It was a quick enough assignment that it was just done in a day by those who had worked ahead. I traced the photographs for those who couldn't see well enough to do it themselves, and I hot glued the lines for those who were completely blind. But everyone was able to paint independently once they could at least feel the boundaries, and the examples in this post were done without help. Everyone was pleased enough with the results that we may be revisiting this assignment when we find some extra time in the future.
Monday, September 20, 2021
One week, my students were painting themselves, the next week they were painting photographs of themselves.
Observational drawing is tough enough for people with perfect vision, but it is especially difficult for my students, all of whom are legally blind. We are using every trick we can to help them make quality artwork, so I don't think using technology as cheating.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
|My new para pro playing with me|
|a free period gave me a chance to paint my own face|