This painting idea of Crazy Hair Portraits was inspired by a lesson I first saw on Pinterest, but it came from Mrs. Brown's Art Class website. I adapted the ideas for paints, and to teach the concepts I wanted to emphasize for a younger age group.
We learned about lines; how many different types of lines there are, how they can show texture, motion, mood, etc.
We learned the terms "portrait" and "abstract".
We learned about the color wheel - primary and secondary colors.
We learned about patterns with lines and with color.
We learned about cool and warm colors.
There are a ton of great teaching possibilities with this lesson.
These were done by students between the ages of 7 and 10.
We used acrylic paint on a 16 x 20 stretched canvas.