Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monochromatic Self Portraits

During the first two weeks of school, students in every grade level created monochromatic self portraits using different shades of just one color. Students used crayons, markers, and colored pencils to represent themselves in realistic, cartoon and abstract ways. Students had made self portraits in the past, but this time it was challenging to be limited to just one color family! Older students were encouraged to show emphasis using these materials, separating their self portrait from the background to help their work stand out. Learn more about our process here.

Then all of the monochromatic self portraits were sorted by color and counted, with the help of after school 5th grade volunteers, and arranged in rainbow order before being stapled and taped onto larger panels.
This week, all of the monochromatic self portraits were put together in two separate rainbow displays. There are more than 570 students here at Hosmer, so we could not fit them all on one bulletin board! Below are our monochromatic self portrait murals on display. Check them out in person at Back to School Night, this Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8pm. 

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