Holy cow, I can't believe these are finally done. These took my Grade 5's ten 45 minute sessions to complete! I started in August with an introduction to portraits and I used Chuck Close's "Emma" as part of a See Think Wonder activity. The kids were entranced with Chuck Close's life story and all of the obstacles that he had to overcome during his life.
I photographed each child and had them make a sketch using an online photo editor. (The photos had a lot more spunk and personality when I took them instead of the kids taking their own photos in PhotoBooth).They printed their sketches in A3 size and traced them onto large grid paper. They colored one section at a time (hair, skin, clothes, background) and planned their colors carefully in their sketchbooks.
They evaluated themselves based on the criteria on the rubric below: