Self Portraiture, Realistic and Abstract

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CLASS AGENDA

WEEK 1: Students introduce themselves and their feelings / mood for the day. Introduction to the feelings/emotions wheel. Students discuss what makes them feel which emotion, and then connect colors to those feelings. The students will transition to reviewing and painting the color wheel, learning how to mix colors to get a new color. Students produce a blind contour self portrait and paint the colors that represent their feelings and mood for that moment, and participate in a reflection exercise.

Homework: 1 blind contour drawing of someone else, include colors

WEEK 2: Students present their homework and provide peer-to-peer feedback. Students are introduced to the technique cross contour, and will practice, creating their second self portrait. Students will reflect, and then learn face alignment practices, covering the ways to see our faces as a collection of shapes and building details from there.

Homework: 1 shape-based portrait of someone else

WEEK 3: Students present homework and provide peer-to-peer feedback. Students will brainstorm about materials for the final project (paint, colored pencils, yarn, fabric, glue, etc.) and begin sketching ideas for the backgrounds, borders, etc.

Homework: Gather items that can be easily glued to your drawing

WEEK 4: Students focus on their final projects, sharing what is working and not working with their peers.

Homework: Finish final touches on final project, upload photos of final project to shared Google Drive folder

WEEK 5: Reflect on the learnings from the week, practice artist talks. Complete any last touches. Family logs on for last 20 minutes of class for Live Art Exhibition!


MEET THE TEACHER:

ASIA-VINAE J. PALMER (They, Them, Theirs), Virgo/Aquarius/Libra, is a Black, queer, gender non-conforming, woman-bodied mixed media artist living in Tokyo Japan. They were born in San Jose, California, half raised in Eunice, Louisiana, and lived and loved in New Orleans, Louisiana for 10 years before moving to Tokyo in December, 2019. They have experience with drawing, painting, illustrating, writing, performing, and teaching. During their time in New Orleans they were a member of New Orleans Youth Poetry Slam Team (NOYS) and Team Slam New Orleans (Team SNO), writing and performing in competitive poetry competitions across the nation, wrote and performed with Last Call: A Dyke Project, served as a teacher in private and classroom settings with Young Audiences of Louisiana, Community Works, Amaru Come Unity School, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, painted murals within schools and coffee shops across the Greater New Orleans Area, and studied creative writing at the University of New Orleans. As a teacher, they focus on building a student-based and created set of guidelines that develops a safe space for each individual to have the most meaningful learning experience.

Mirror (any size), Pencil and sharpener, eraser, watercolor set and paintbrush, watercolor paper, drawing paper, miscellaneous crafts - yarn plastic eyes, recycled materials, etc, glue

    Self Portraiture, Realistic and Abstract

    Wednesday, 03/03/2021

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm CT

    Age 7 - 15

    $23.00

    6 Seats Available

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    Self Portraiture, Realistic and Abstract

    Wednesday, 03/10/2021

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm CT

    Age 7 - 15

    $23.00

    6 Seats Available

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    Self Portraiture, Realistic and Abstract

    Wednesday, 03/17/2021

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm CT

    Age 7 - 15

    $23.00

    6 Seats Available

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