Open Faced Portraits

During a Native American Unit, we read Rough Faced Girl and The Legend of the Blue Bonnet. After the reading of the two stories the teachers modeled how to make an open faced portrait using the character in Rough Faced Girl.  We taught the art concepts of proportion, realistic components and overlapping to create depth. After the modeling of the open faced portraits, the students created the face of the portrait based on the main character from the story The Legend of the Blue Bonnet.   On the inside of the open faced portrait, the students did a character analysis of the main character using either descriptive language or a visual representation of the character.  On the bottom half the students wrote a paragraph comparing the main character to themselves and a time when they experienced the same feelings as the main character.

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