Friday, March 4, 2016
The Blind Portrait Project...
How do you draw a portrait when you have no idea who you are drawing or what they look like? Well, that was the assignment given to these art students as a way to get to know each other as the new semester kicked into gear.
First, I had everyone fill out an anonymous questionnaire. The questions asked about the student's strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes but it there was nothing on it about physical description. Next, i distributed the questionnaires around the room. Nobody knew which student they had.
Their assignment: create a portrait based only on the information that you learn from reading the questionnaire. Media and everything else was up to the artist.
Today, each student presented to the class, describing what they created and why they created it. Then, I revealed which student they had created a portrait of.
The images show the person holding up the portrait that was created based on their personality questionnaire. Interestingly enough, the artists really nailed it!