My fourth graders learned how to draw different facial features, while learning a little bit about Cubism at the same time. We drew two versions of each facial feature (each version was from a different angle/ profile) as a class. Before we started drawing, the students picked from ten different sized pieces of paper. After we finished all the drawings, the students colored the facial features in with colored pencils. After the coloring was finished, they took paper from the scrap box and matted their facial features with multiple colors. The students finished the lessons by gluing the features to a large piece of construction paper in a curious, and peculiar way.
This lesson was a huge success! It offered me a chance to talk about another art style, while allowing me to teach portraiture.