Students will begin by lightly drawing an outline of their stylized self-portrait onto their poster-board paper.
Next, students will use an x-acto knife (and cutting board) to remove portions of their poster-board creating a balance of positive and negative space that still reveals the student’s stylized portrait.
As students are removing poster-board with an x-acto knife, they will initially create visual texture and pattern by how they remove portions of paper.
When a balance between positive and negative space has been achieved in creating their self-portrait, students will create a basic pattern to remove any portion of the background that still remains.
Once the self-portrait has been completed, students will work with oil pastels to create a large-scale geometric drawing.
This drawing should consider scale, repetition, unity, and color scheme.
When their oil pastel drawing is complete, students will attach their self-portrait onto their oil pastel drawing.