Another Fun Week of Art With Kindergarten Royal Portraits

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kinder royal portraitsFirst off I cannot believe January 2015 is halfway done!  I had those fabulous Kindergarteners again and we had fun with the above Royal Portraits.  I have to give credits to DeepSpaceSparkle for the lesson here is the original link http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2011/11/16/royal-kinder-portraits/ for this.  Patty has some amazing lessons and I have followed her for years.  Thanks Patty another California art teacher!  I found these crowns on sale at Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/prism-crowns-a2-25_943.fltr?Ntt=crowns ($2.90 per dozen) we dawned our crowns and instantly became royal!  Often during class if someone got a little crazy we discussed how royals would act it was so much fun 🙂  Lesson is below.

7th grade foil names

I also tried a new lesson in 7th grade with names which I believe they liked-I asked them if they wanted to keep it for next year and they said yes if we could listen to the Glee station on Pandora 🙂  So we listened to Glee and finished our work.  Another fun week in Art class in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  I am very grateful for everything God has given to me and sometimes just have to say it so I fully realize what a gift everyday is!

Skills Learned:

Sketching, facial features, shapes and tracing

Materials Used:

  • Shape cut outs for face (like a U) and crowns
  • 9 x 12 watercolor paper
  • Tempera paints in various colors including silver and gold
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Black oil pastels
  • Paint brushes large and small

Start by using the crown cut out and showing them where to place it and trace at top of page. Then discuss the shape of our face and talk about how it could look like a large letter U. Next either let them trace the face template or draw a large U underneath the crown onto their paper. Then finish with the neck discussing how to draw two curvy lines and the shoulders under to hold their head and neck. The shoulders are slanted lines that come from bottom of neck and go to bottom of page. Then discuss hair and how to add to portrait. Then go step by step through eyes, nose and mouth etc. Last add gems or pattern to crown and paint with opposite colors for shirt and background and crown. Remember if you trace in pencil before you start painting you need to go over in black oil pastel or you can trace with black tempera after it dries J

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