We reviewed the definition of a portrait and looked at and compared some portrait work by the contemporary artist, Sandra Silberzweig. I then introduced Kindergarten to the definition of realistic and abstract art. We completed a draw-a-long in the style of Silberzweig and traced our drawing with oil pastel. We then added pattern of repeated line and shape inside the face. The last step was to paint a variety of abstract color in watercolor. I found the idea for this lesson at http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/ My lesson plan can be found here.
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