Monday, September 20, 2021

Painted Photo Project

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.

Each student, got a print out of a photograph and they were able to fill it in with realistic or arbitrary colors. 

They were also encouraged to find ways to transform themselves.  This week we were studying photographer and artist, Cindy Sherman and learning how she transforms herself with costumes and photography to become different people. Painting offers a chance for students to become something other than themselves, including animals such as the bird and cat below.

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