Kindergarten and 1st grade (Mrs. Schroeder’s class) spent their week in the art room working on their ‘Artware by You’ projects. This week’s art work will be coming home with your child shortly in order for you to order fundraiser items on which your child’s art work can be printed. Self portraits are always a fun project especially for personalizing items such as t-shirts or mugs :-) These self portraits came with a twist as the students chose a pair of sunglasses to add to their work!
To begin the portrait, students were provided with an oval template for the head. For younger students, templates allow them to get a better idea of proportion. For example. how thick should my neck be in proportion to my head, where should I place my eyes, nose and mouth? etc. Students were guided through adding features. In this case only the nose and mouth were needed. They then drew their hair. I encourage the students to really look at one another and see that hair doesn’t just stick out the top of their head, but in most cases falls over their foreheads and faces. Color was added with colored pencils. Students were instructed to use colors that matched their skin and hair color. The portraits were then outlined with a sharpie to make the pictures ‘pop’! Finally, students then chose a pair of sunglasses (downloaded images from the computer) to glue on their picture. I love the results and hope you do too. Great job Kindergarten and 1st grade :-) (This lesson was inspired by the following; http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2012/02/cool-shades-art-journal-page.html)