Glue and oil pastels – portraits

This art project was inspired by MCPS Art News.

Students first studied the proportions if the face drawing guidelines where facial features should go. Then they practiced sketching their portraits. After students became comfortable drawing their portraits, the drew them onto black paper and outlined the pencil marks in glue. We then waited until the next day when they were dry.

The next day, students used oil pastels to fill in the areas of the black paper not covered by glue. This gave it a sort of batik look.

Some students opted for a more realistic look and others wanted their portraits to be very different or abstract even.

I love all the colors in this one!

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