Fourth Grade artists are finishing up their “Split Face Portrait” project this week. We looked at the work of American Artist Mary Cassatt, who painted many portraits of her young nieces and nephew. Of course then we HAD to draw our own portraits!
There was a little groaning in the art room at the thought of trying to draw our portraits…until I started snapping photos and introducing the split face idea. Students drew one side of their face only, using the photograph on the other side of the paper for reference. The results…very cool!