Renaissance Self-Portraits

As we have studied famous artists of the Renaissance, we have noticed that most of the great artists have at least one self-portrait that they have painted of themselves.  I decided that before we left our Renaissance studies that the children should make their own self-portraits. 

We watched a video on how to use a mirror to draw your own face then I gave each of them a mirror and a printout of called Proportions of the Face to help them place the ears, eyes, mouth, etc in the right place on their faces.

They worked hard and seemed to really enjoy the project.   I was already thinking that we will need to do some more drawing studies like this in the future.  Then Nicholas said that he would like to learn how to draw faces and people better.  Hopefully I can find a good art curriculum or class to help with that.

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