Self Portrait High School ESL Lesson

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This is the ppt for my self portrait ESL lesson. For the full lesson please visit www.highschoolesl.com

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Self Portrait High School ESL Lesson

  1. 1. Self Portrait
  2. 2. Introduction • Think about the expression, posture, clothing, background, colours and style of the following pictures. • Why do you think the artist chose to represent themselves like this?
  3. 3. Expression. • Smiling: Happy, confident etc • Frowning: Sad, depressed etc
  4. 4. Background • Things the artist is interested in.
  5. 5. Style • Realistic: Can see their expressions/feeling clearly. • Unrealistic: Confused about their personality?
  6. 6. Colours • Light colours: Happy? • Dark colours: Sad? • Contrasting colours: Confused? Angry?
  7. 7. • His expression is focused and he is not smiling. He has no clothes on and his face looks very old/wrinkled. The colours are dark and shadowy. All these things suggest he has lived through lots of hard times.
  8. 8. Activity Two • Draw a self portrait that represents you. • Think about the, posture, clothing, background and style of your portrait and how it represents you. • Write a paragraph explaining how the portrait represents you.
  9. 9. Activity Three • I will put all the portraits on the wall. • Walk around and try to guess who drew each self portrait. • Each group should choose a portrait and write a few sentences about its expression, posture, clothing, background, colours and style.

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