Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student
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'Storyteller: Recovery', the final piece in Kate Powell’s A Level Art project, is a stunning self-portrait, completed using tinted graphite, coloured pencil, ink and collage. Demonstrating a superb level of observational drawing skill, the composition communicates a depth of emotion that is rare within a high school Art project: a visual expression of overcoming of struggles with self-harm / eating issues. The collaged, torn diary pages provide a textural base for the artwork, setting free…

'Storyteller: Recovery', the final piece in Kate Powell’s A Level Art project, is a stunning self-portrait, completed using tinted graphite, coloured pencil, ink and collage. Demonstrating a superb level of observational drawing skill, the composition communicates a depth of emotion that is rare within a high school Art project: a visual expression of overcoming of struggles with self-harm / eating issues. The collaged, torn diary pages provide a textural base for the artwork, setting free…

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Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s A2 Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page after page of beautiful visual and written investigation.

Some students begin a project with enthusiasm, but are unable to maintain this for the duration of their project. Abby’s A2 Coursework submission remains detailed and comprehensive throughout. Keeping to a consistent presentation style, Abby produces page after page of beautiful visual and written investigation.

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Frida Kahlo artist research by artist Abby Hope Skinner. This section of Abby’s Coursework project shows first-hand responses to subject matter (self-portraits of herself in the style of Frida Kahlo, posing with a cat, dog and plants). The photographs of her work in progress are captivating (normally these are not required; in this case they provide stunning evidence that under-drawings have been sketched entirely by hand, with proportions gauged by eye).

Frida Kahlo artist research by artist Abby Hope Skinner. This section of Abby’s Coursework project shows first-hand responses to subject matter (self-portraits of herself in the style of Frida Kahlo, posing with a cat, dog and plants). The photographs of her work in progress are captivating (normally these are not required; in this case they provide stunning evidence that under-drawings have been sketched entirely by hand, with proportions gauged by eye).

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portrait / fragmentation 8th grade Students can cut up self-portrait photograph after they finish their drawings and have an accompanying piece.   Collage with text?

portrait / fragmentation 8th grade Students can cut up self-portrait photograph after they finish their drawings and have an accompanying piece. Collage with text?

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Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value

Teaching Self-Portraits: proportion vs. tracing face shapes. For grades 1-4 teach proportion. For grades 5-8 begin by having students trace a picture of themselves onto transparency using vis-a-vis marker. Students tape transparency into sketchbook for shape reference. For grades 9-12 teach both methods and introduce modeling/value

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