Explore Symmetry: Draw the Other Half
Most faces are symmetrical—that is, both sides of the face have similar proportions. In fact, having a symmetrical face is a mark of beauty. The more symmetrical a face is the more beautiful it is considered to be. That's why, throughout the centuries, many works of art featuring faces or designs in paintings, sculptures, and patterns seek to have symmetry. In this activity, inspire your teenager to explore symmetry with this project that has her practicing art and math measurements by drawing the other half of a given face.
What You Need:
- A close-up magazine image or photo of an animal face or a human face. Both sides of the face should be clearly visible.
- White drawing paper
- A ruler
- Glue or tape
- A pencil