My Life Line A Portrait of Who I am on the Inside. Planning This will be our first major project of the year. We began this year with a Digital Self- Portrait. From this project, we learned that self-portraits are more interesting when they focus on who we are on the inside, rather than what we look like on the outside. We will call these portraits our “Life Lines” because they tell the story of our life- who we are on the inside.
For this project, we will be using an accordion book format to show others WHO WE ARE ON THE INSIDE.
The accordion book will have a front cover and 6 inside panels or pages. Your “Life Line” will be a combination of drawings (pencil, sharpies, & colored pencils) and collage (pictures/images you bring in from home). Week 3 Homework: Bring in Images to Collage into your LIFE LINE We will begin our LIFELINE by gathering important DATA about YOU! List carefully as many things as you can think of for each category.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: the books you like to read, sports, crafts, outdoor activities, things you collect, what you do in your spare time, do you plan an instrument?
Do you take classes to learn things like Yoga or Karate? What games do you enjoy? etc. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | FAVORITE FOODS: Maybe you’re a chef or like to cook and make your own foods. Maybe you have a favorite restaurant. Maybe you LOVE Grandmas’ pot roast. Maybe your family makes a special dinner What are your favorite foods? | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | SPIRITUAL BELIEFS & PHILOSOPHIES: Do you believe in a higher being? Are you passionate about any issues such as recycling, protecting the environment, adopting animals, or non-violence?
Are there any special holidays you celebrate in connection to your beliefs? You may also want to include your patriotism or heritage.
| | | | | | | | | FAVORITE MUSIC: This can be styles of music, music you sing, music you play, favorite bands or songs, etc. | | | | | | | | | ACADEMIC INTERESTS: What do you like learning about? (In school or outside of school). I love learning about nature and foreign cultures. Maybe you love dinosaurs. Maybe you like working on computers. Maybe you like learning about how things work, like cars. PS- lunch and recess are not academic… but ART is! ) | | | | | | | | | FAVORITE VISUALS: What kinds of things do you like to look at? Beaches? Checkerboards? Hot Air Balloons? Rainbows? Plants? Spider webs? Artwork? Album covers? Etc. | | | | | | | | | HEROS: List your heroes below. Who are the people you look up to? Who do you want to be like when you are older? Who are you impressed by? | | | | | | | | | FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Who are the important people in your life (and we don’t mean your great-uncle who you’ve never even met).
Include people who are important to YOU! | | | | | | | | | | | | PETS: Pets you own, pets that have passed away, or maybe pets you’d like to someday own. | | | | | | | | | TRAVEL: Where have you been? Where would you like to go? | | | | | | | | | EXTRA: Favorite authors? Clubs & organizations (4-H, Scouts, Peer Mediator, etc. ), pen pals, AWARDS, favorite smells, favorite time of the year, season, college, poems, etc. | | | | | | | | | YOUR BIRTHDAY: When is your Birthday? You can represent it with a cake, balloon, present, season, etc. __________________________________________ When you have completed the survey, practice sketching these objects on the next page (in pencil). Remember to think CREATIVELY because we want to see pictures to represent these parts of your life- NOT WORDS! For instance, music can be represented by notes or lines coming out of a stereo or instrument. Good luck! NOTE: This is the planning phase of your Life Line. Check off or cross off each item from your list as you include it in your final portrait. This way you will not lose track. Procedure: . Fill out the survey 2. Decide HOW YOU WILL ORGANIZE your images a. You may want to have each page represent a category (such as family) or maybe you will represent past/present/future and move throughout your pages chronologically- YOU DECIDE! 3. Sketch lightly in pencil first on your final paper b. FILL up your pages- you don’t want any empty space- even the background should represent YOU! 4. Add collage elements such as photos of your family, etc. 5. Outline each item in black using a sharpie 6. Color in using colored pencils