Art & Construction Activity
The human face is one of the most recognizable and familiar things to us, from the first moment we're born, and throughout our lives. What is it that we really see when we look at a face, and how do we interpret what we see?
Sit facing a partner, or in front of a mirror, with a pad of drawing paper and a pencil or drawing pen. While looking only at the face in front of you, draw what you see, without lifting your pen off the paper. Try to get a feeling for the expression you are seeing, and notice which parts of the face make that expression recognizable. Look at what you have created! What aspects of yourself or your partner does your drawing express the most? Now, have your partner change expressions, and draw them again!