Task Self Portraits 2013

Project: Task Self Portrait

Description: To add interest to an otherwise common portrait assignment, I had students take photographs of themselves doing a daily task (brushing teeth, eating, combing hair, etc). They then had to draw from photograph a portrait of themselves.


1. Students brings in photograph that is large, clear, and task driven- 20 points

2. Drawing must resemble the photograph

3. Shading to look realistic, must include dark shadows, mid-tones, and hi-lights made with an eraser- 20 points

4. Interesting background to enhance the portrait-20 points

5. Care, Effort and Good work Habits- 20 points

Student Work:

photo 1 (3)

Martin T, 8th grade,

photo 2 (4)

Rana M, 8th grade, “Cup Of Tea”, Fall 2013

photo 3 (3)

Jamie H, 8th grade, “Snap”, fall 2013


Courtney N, 7th grade, “Beach Time”, Fall 2013

photo 4 (3)

Lindsey L, 8th grade, “Eveing Icecream”, Fall 2013


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