Introduction: Self Portrait, Photography and Collage
I am an art teacher in an elementary school and do a lot of projects with my kids that involve photographs. Often I will take a portrait of a student , then, cut their face out. The face will serve as the basis for their activity. Sometimes their theme is friendship, sometimes a season is explored, sometimes another artist's style is explored in their work. (I will include samples of some of these progects at the end of this Instructable)
After the faces are removed from the photograph, I end up with a pile of faceless photos. It kills me to throw away their little bodies so I got this idea to put my face in place of their missing one!
I created this crazy collection of self portraits. The process is fun and simple!
Step 1: Supplies
an assortment of photos
a pair of scissors
and a glue stick
Step 2: Choose Your Photo
Remove the faces from your photographs buy carefully cutting out with the scissors. Then choose the faceless photo that you will use to create your self portrait.
Step 3: Choose Your Photo
Figure out which photo of yourself works best with the faceless photo that you are working with.
Using the glue stick put glue on the back of the faceless photo and place over your portrait.
Step 4: Trim
Trim off any wayward edges.
Step 5: Turkey Is Ready
Step 6: More
I have tons of these but here are a few of my favorites.
Step 16: Some Kid Projects
We talked about Freda Kahlo's self portraits and how she would always include images that were special in her paintings. Using their own photograph the students did a self portrait in the "style" of Freda Kahlo.
Step 18: Friendship
Often Friendship is the theme in the projects we do. This one was If you were my friend I would teach you to swim.
Step 19: Friendship
If you were my friend I would read you a bedtime story.
Step 20: Nursery
With my 3 year olds, they use a photo transfer on fabric and paint their own section of a Friendship quilt.
Step 22: Friendship Paper Dolls
In first grade we make painted friendship paper dolls.
Step 23: Seasons
Step 24: Seasons
Winter snow man. With my 4 year olds (This is me, not a 4 year old) I made photos of them wearing funny hats which we used for the heads of their winter snow man paintings. They were awesome!
Step 25: Seasons
Fall we painted ourselves as scare crows.
Step 26: Dancing Fairies and Elves
Dancing fairies and elves.....