Self-Portrait, Mirrors and Metamorphosis!

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Using M.C. Escher's Hand with Reflecting Sphere as inspiration, learners create their own set of self-portraits using various reflective surfaces. The instructional activity begins with a discussion about portraiture and ends with a presentation of work or written reflection.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a slide show with a focus piece of art so that your class can see the work in greater detail
  • Extend the lesson by creating a self-portrait exhibit; pupils can do a gallery walk and comment on one another's work with sticky notes
  • Shift the focus and have learners draw pictures of one another once they are finished with their self-portraits
Pros
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  • Invites artists to play with portrayals of themselves and with various reflective materials
Cons
  • None