together, during the 2021 art residency "remarkable women" we will investigate the contributions of 39 women who have made an impact on american history and who have inspired generations to pursue their dreams.
edith head birds and the bees
Edith Head was born in San Bernardino, California in 1897. She took evening art classes and applied for a job as a sketch artist at Paramount Studios (using a portfolio made up of art that wasn't hers!) and became assistant to the head designer.
Edith designed costumes for Hollywood stars from the 1920 to the 1980's. Her last movie, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, was completed just before her eighty-fourth birthday.
PRACTICE HONORS POTENTIAL edith started with night art classes to learn to draw - I am willing to bet that she she studied the proportions of the human body and faces during those classes.
We will be creating portraits of some of the ladies we are studying - In order to do that we will start at the beginning (birds and bees) to learn and practice a bit first.
practice honors potential day one of three
For this lesson each student will need a worksheet set, pencil and eraser (to use as needed).
No. 1 Have the Peeps complete page one with a quick(ish) portrait. 4-5 minutes max. (Don't get hung up on details.
No. 2 THEN play the video below and follow along to map a face and learn about proportions.
No. 3 Turn to page three and use the guidelines to draw a portrait of the woman's face. Compare this drawing to the one on the first page and notice the difference that following the guidelines of proportions can make!! PRACTICE HONORS POTENTIAL
6 minute video
Please print one copy of the PDF above for both art groups to share. Each artist will have a different Remarkable Woman to draw for tis project; there are more pages than Art Peeps to allow for freedom of choice. You can distribute the copies as you determine best, maybe flipping them upside down on the table and having them randomly pick? Whatever method you like!