As I was walking my ELL students back to their homerooms, I came across some wonderful student art in the hallways. If you recall, not too long ago I shared the Layered Character Portraits. I wanted to share the new artwork I found today too. I think I will make this a regular thing and call it "Student Art Feature."
Today's feature will be all about using tissue paper to make character portraits.
Take a peek.
It doesn't look too hard. I did something very similar when I was in school. I think, which is always a dangerous thing, that you sketch your image, then lay the tissue paper down. Next you dilute your glue a bit with some water, not too much, and apply your glue like paint with a paint brush.
What I love best about these is how you different they all are. They remind me of the Tod Parr books. I am just thinking of all the writing activities you could tie into these just by having the kids write about their feelings, or what they think the colors in the portrait are supposed to reflect, maybe even an inference lesson.
The pictures really don't do them justice. They are so striking in person.