My fellow Art teacher, Glenys Vella, and I have many activities we call our “tried and true acivities”. They are activities we’ve had success with in the past and in which the students have shown us their great imagination. These portraits were made using a square piece of calico which was dipped into a mixture of PVA glue, food dye and water, squeezed out and then spread over facial features modelled from Plasticene. The work was lifted off a plastic backing ( we used plastic icecream tub lids for support) when dry and the face, neck and hands were cut out to add to the collage. I hope you enjoy the “Cook” by Brennan and the “Old Lady” by Tara.