In continuing with our theme of Portraiture, here is my year 9 class’ latest installment. It’s very unlike me, but today, colour was banned!
We started by creating a background on an A3 sheet of white paper, using ripped up newspaper, black paper and empty white space. Faces were then created using black ink, black charcoal, white conte crayons and extra bits of torn up black and white paper.
You can’t really tell from these pictures, but one of the great things about these portraits, was the texture that the newspaper and ripped up paper created!
If you’re going to attempt this activity in your classroom, here’s a tip – rip out all the boring sections of the newspaper first and distribute these to the class. It will save about half an hour of time that the kids will spend READING the newspaper (from 2008 mind you)!
Have a look at the colourful paper portraits we created last lesson too.