From Gina: "I thought you would like to look at some of my fourth and fifth grade self portraits. I had them look into a small mirror and then with a permanent marker draw their faces starting with their eyebrows and eyes, nose then mouth and then hair and jaw line. I photocopied their work onto cartridge paper and then got them to put words into one, describing themselves in someway. Some chose to repeat one word, others repeated some words or phrases, some told stories. The words traveled around the paper, up and down (one Asian boy did it like that), in spirals and so on. These works went into their class portfolios. The other work was fully coloured in with portfolio crayons from Crayola. They had to include at least three colours in their faces (highlight, shadows and mid) and could rub the colours in or use water to make it look quite painterly. The grade 4 students spent one session just playing with the Portfolios to understand how to use them."
Using complimentary colors, highlights and shadows