The technical aspects focused on in this project are shading and creating lights and darks using graphite. Students were given a mysterious 1 inch by 1 inch square of paper with a seemingly non objective image on it. Their task was to re-create this image, using graphite on a larger 2 inch by 2 inch square of paper. Students were given value scales to compair their shading with the original image. When they finished, they brought their squares to me and I helped them place them on a grid. As more and more students finished, it became apparent that the image was not non-objective – it was a portrait. There was much excitement when this realization was made. One of the students working on the Bob Marley portrait asked if he could keep it.
All of the individuals drawn were chosen because of a comittment to helping people. We drew Terry Fox, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King and Albert Einstein. The pieces are now on display alongside quotations from each individual. Can you match the person to the quote?
“It took cancer to realize that being self-centered is not the way to live.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Live the life you love and love the life you live…”