Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1st grade - facial expressions

This week in art we are going to focus on drawing faces as portraits.

We will look at images of children who feel happy, sad, angry, or scared (startled). We will talk specifically about what happens to each part of the face during each emotion. For instance, have you noticed that someone who is angry pulls their eyebrows together and/or down so that scrunched up wrinkles show up on the nose?

At home today, you should go look in a mirror and make faces that show emotions! Watch your face carefully to see what each part of the face does during that emotion.  We will practice drawing faces that are showing emotions.

Meanwhile, can you look at these children and tell who is feeling happy? Sad? Angry? Surprised?

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