Pastel Self Portraits

7th Grade students were introduced to portraiture and the artwork of Kehinde Wiley.  While our portraits don’t necessarily reflect the grand poses portrayed in Wiley’s work, students were inspired by his bright, patterned backgrounds and utilized chalk pastel to enhance their drawings.

Students first worked in small groups or pairs to photograph one another for a photo reference and were then introduced the the basic proportions of human facial features.


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