- Crayola Model Magic - Primary Colours and White
- Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Washable No-Run Glue
- Tag Manilla Paper - Medium Weight - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12") - 1 per student
- View the painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
- Look closely at the details.
- What do you notice?
- What kinds of plants do you see?
- How has he used them to create a portrait?
(Autumn, by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1573 - Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons)
- Choose a vegetable and place it in your workspace.
- Mix primary colours of Model Magic to make the colour you need for your vegetable.
- red + yellow = orange
- red + blue = violet
- yellow + blue = green
- red + blue + yellow = brown
- white + colour = a lighter colour
- different amounts of a primary colour will change the way the colour looks
- Look closely at the real vegetable and try to make yours look the same.
- Cut a head shape about 15 cm wide and 19 cm long out of a piece of manila tag paper.
- Include a neck.
- Glue the cut-out head to a piece of construction paper.
- Arrange your root vegetable forms on the cut-out to make a face.
- Try placing the forms in different ways until you have a face you like best.
- Glue the vegetable forms in place.
- Place your portrait at a distance and view it with fresh eyes.
- What do you like best about your portrait? Why?
- What kind of personality do you think this person has?
- What do you see that makes you say that?
- How is your portrait like Giuseppe Arcimboldo's?
- How is it different?