All About Me Self Portraits

For a Mother’s Day gift I decided to have the children work on a self portrait. Each student was given an 11 x 14 canvas. The hardest part of drawing a self portrait is getting the dimensions right. To help the students they were given an oval shaped template to trace. Next they were told to divide their oval into thirds with a feint pencil line. These acted as guidelines as to where to place the eyes, nose and mouth. The next step was to draw their hair. Most children draw hair growing out of the top of their head and forget to draw hair falling on to their forehead and either side of their face. Once they had drawn their features, paint was added. Two colors were chosen for the background and sponged on with a sea sponge. Once the paint had dried the final step was adding descriptive words cut out from magazines. I am sure Shady Oak Moms will treasure these for years to come. Here are a few of the portraits I managed to photograph before quickly wrapping them!

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Jake S.

Jake S.

Jayden B.

Jayden B.

Rex B.

Rex B.

Danny H.

Danny H.

Brayden M.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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