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Mobile Art Project - Instructions


Teachers should guide the activity with the following questions. K-2 students may need to have the activity spaced over a few days.

Close your eyes and remember what your person looks like, and think about the shape and colors of the features: face, jaw, ears, eyes, nose, hair.
Was this person old or young when they became famous and respected?
Was their face long and thin or round? Square jaw or pointed chin?
Did they wear glasses?
Were their eyes large or oval, close together or far apart?
Were their eyebrows thin or bushy?
Ask yourself some questions about the shape of their lips….their nose.
These are the questions artists ask themselves while drawing.
Using the black crayons, draw a portrait of your person. Draw the person's face large enough to fill your paper.
Your drawing doesn't have to look like a photograph; we want your portrait not just another photograph.
Try to draw the image inside your head. Your picture may come out different - it may even be much more interesting than you imagined.
After you have finished drawing, you may color you portrait. After it dries, please cut out around the outside line and glue your person's name on the back.

Card 2 - Now you may use a smaller paper to illustrate the three words you used to describe your person. Use black crayon to draw and then color in the artwork. When they are dry, glue Card 2 to the back.

Card 3 - On the smaller paper, please use black crayon to draw a scene that will show us your person's struggle. Think about where this struggle takes place. Is it inside or outside? Color in the artwork and when the card is dry, glue Card 3 to the back.

Cards 4-6 - Repeat the directions above using one illustration for each card.
For a more colorful version of this project, have the students glue each successive illustration on a slightly larger piece of contrasting color construction paper, then mount the index cards on the back.

Punch a hole at the top of each mounted illustration, and tie a string through the hole.
Attach the portrait to the upper part of the hanger by tying the string at the base of the hook.
Attach other cards arranged to balance the hanger as it hangs. You may need a friend to hold the hanger up so you can check your arrangement for balance.

Finally, arrange a sign up schedule for children to share their mobiles with the class.



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