I am teaching ages 7-13 self portraits in oil.
My idea is this:
Day 1: demonstrate drawing the face. Give the kids a template of an average face and point out measuring their own features against average proportions. Then they'll be using tracing paper and a mirror to draw their own faces while I photograph them one by one with a strong light source.
That evening I will manipulate their photos in photoshop to push colors and show simplified, posterized faces.
When finished, transfer their drawings to canvas with graph paper. Lay out limited palette of oils on palette paper. Discuss tools. Demonstrate painting the darks
Demonstrate color theory and halftones and lights.
Demonstrate redrawing darks, background and hair.
Any suggestions? this has morphed into 16 students. I have a teen helper who's quite talented and another aide for a half day but I know this will be quite challenging. I only have them for 3 hours a day.