Jessica Russo Scherr


Master Portrait Copy

Medium: Pencil


Draw a copy of a portrait done by any great master prior to 1900.  You may zoom into the face of the person in the portrait.

Some of the masters may include, but not be limited to, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Van Dyke, or Ingres. Look in Art History books and find a portrait with which you "connect". If you are excited about the portrait you are copying, it will come through in your drawing. Zoom in on your subject and focus on the facial details. You do not need to recreate the entire artwork but it should include at least a shaded background. Please do this from observation rather than tracing major lines of the portrait.

Homework Policy

All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.

LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower

Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO

Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.

If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.

Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.



How to earn a good grade on your homework

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Follow the instructions for each homework.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.


Art Teachers

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