My 5th Graders were learning how to draw a face the right way. And that is fun all it in self I wanted them to learn about an artist also. There are alot of artist that did self portraits, but their are many artist that we never really talk about Max Beckmann being one of them. This was a fun one to do. My students were using oil pastels on brown craft paper. They have a few choices, they could draw themselves as Rockstars, Clowns, or Athlete. But they must show all the facial figures and hair. After we got done with the drawings we painted the whole project with black india ink, and then let it sit for a few mins. During this class I dont have a sink which make the next step of the project a bit fun.. You need to wash off the ink. Everywhere the oil pastel is the ink resist. If you look at a Max Beckmann painting he has a lot of black outlines that is what we were trying to get.. The student really thought putting the ink on and washing it off was really cool. The first picture is a drawing with no ink on it yet.. all the other picture have the ink on them..