Learning Resources

Peculiar Personal Portraits

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by Corinne Mucha

About this activity

What can a drawing capture about you that a photograph cannot? In this project, we will explore a variety of techniques for producing a surrealist, expressive self-portrait. After looking at works by Enrico Baj, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum for inspiration, students will use whatever drawing tools they have on hand to practice new ways of mark-making before producing one large final drawing.

These activities and projects are best for fourth to sixth graders.

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Broken Portrait example by Corinne Mucha