Concepts: Form, Function, Change
Lines of Inquiry: the characteristics of portraits from different times and places
The reasons for portraits.
How development of materials has affected the development of portraits.
1. Working with a selection of Portrait pictures from Egyptian to modern times the students take part in various activities.
They select, group, identify and discuss the characteristics of portrait according to genre
2. Students practise identifying specific characteristics in small groups. They then work individually to identify the characteristics of their chosen genre. (These will be used in their final self assessment, see below).
3.Students trace around a photo of themselves to create a pencil outline in their sketchbook
4. They divide their portrait into 4 quadrants and then experiment with different materials to see how best to achieve the effect required in their chosen genre.
6. Now they are ready to begin their final larger artwork. Students draw around their projected photo onto A3 watercolour paper and begin their final portrait.
7. Students assess their artwork against their genre criteria.