This lesson focused on making flat shapes into 3d solids and understanding fractions and proportion.
To start the lesson I told the kids they would be making self portraits, insert some groans from the kiddos here, but that they would look a little different than they really look. I then used my doc cam to show them a couple minifigs.
We talked about the reflections and shadows we saw on them and how these things make the minifigs look round and solid. Without these elements they would look flat like paper.
We also looked at how the minifig is broken down into thirds. The head/neck, are about the same size as the torso, and they are both about the same size as the legs. We have worked with fractions the last couple of lessons, so this was another opportunity to see how they are applied in art and nature.
This ol' guy with a little less gray and a little more hair:)
Students traced their lines in marker, cleaned them up with an eraser, and then added color value by pressing hard to soft. The students really enjoyed this project. At the end they completed an exit slip that got them thinking about their process.