Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Middle School Art: Self-Portrait Silhouettes

Middle School artists began the year by looking at the art Guiseppe Arcimboldo, a Renaissance painter who created portraits made up of other objects (such as fruit, vegetables and birds). The students took this concept and made it their own by filling their own silhouette with images of things that tell something about themselves.  Students used pencil, ink and watercolors to complete their works.


  1. How do you get their silhouettes on the paper?

  2. Shine a light on the child's face. While they are sitting sideways (profile). White paper behind child. Trace shadow...

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