Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monochromatic Portraits









The sixth grade has been learning about Rembrandt and how he used dark and light. I took a digital pic of each student and enlarged it . The students had to outline the different values on the copy and transfer to their oaktag paper. We had a lesson on mixing colors before they began to identify the different areas that the color should be tinted.
Here is a copy of the blown up digital pic the students had to sharpie where the values changed. Then they copied onto oaktag with graphite rubbing on the back. Instructions were to paint the highlights first , then the darkest color. Lastly the inbetween colors. We had color value strips made first to help match up the color.

3 comments:

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

What a great project to teach the value of light and dark.
The coloring looks great.

Nancie Kay said...

These artworks look marvelous! How many students participated in this project? Wondering how you managed your time taking the pix & printing each photo...

mrs ackerman said...

I had a parent take the photos of each student in a separate dark room with a spotlight on the side of their face. I used photoshop elements to turn the pic into black and white. Most time consuming was blowing them up on the school photocopier to 11 x 17 size . I think the enlargement scale was 326% from the 3 x 4 photo.