Christine Thornton's Art Studio

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Copying Master Portraits

Art Start March 2013

Art Start students spent three classes learning how to draw faces. First, everyone followed a step by step process, drawing a face together. The second class was spent drawing self-portraits while looking in mirrors. Then the third class they copied master portraits, below. Students chose from about 40 different reproductions of paintings by master artists from throughout art history. These studies were drawn in pencil first, then some added colored pencil as well. The young artists did an excellent job with this difficult task!