Student artwork from Gage Elementary School in San Carlos has been selected for display at the San Diego International Airport's Commuter Terminal.
Teaching Artist Jack White created this lesson that allows students to
create a contour map of the face. The result is both a science project
and a self-portrait. Fourth and fifth graders at Gage learned about the
development and utility of the contour map while also exploring
self-portraiture. This is one of a series of ArtReach workshops in
development that focus on the juncture of science and art.
Portrait Maps created during the lesson used photographs of their faces
to create 3-D self-portraits. Portraits created by 26 students are on
display at the Commuter Terminal at the airport now through August. The
exhibit is pre-security so anyone can enter and enjoy the art.
Elementary students have worked with ArtReach Teaching Artists since
2010. ArtReach has helped students create original art in a variety of
media from paint to pastels to collage and more.
Find out more about Gage Elementary by visiting its website.