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3rd Grade is currently creating the cover of their own, hand made sketchbook! Sketchbooks are like an artists journal or notebook. 3rd graders will be utilizing these sketchbooks for taking notes, creating preliminary sketches or drawings and during "free-draw" time. On the cover of these sketchbooks, students are creating a self portrait. These are not your regular realistic self portraits, but animated self portraits. Students are encouraged to create themselves in any form. (i.e. a superhero, princess, clown, vampire etc.) The possibilities are endless! The one mandatory regulation is that they add at least one realistic feature of themselves that will help to identify each student. ( eye color, hair style, clothes, glasses etc.) It's really a blast watching the students transform themselves into almost a caricature of themselves. Sketchbooks are a great way to store ideas, drawings and notes about artists and artworks that they are learning about to later refer to after leaving 1st grade.
Learning objectives: Techniques in using pencils, crayons and markers, listening to guided instruction, portraiture.
Sketchbook: a journal or book used for ideas and drawings by artists.
Self-portrait: A portrait of oneself.
Realistic: As we see it in real life.
Abstract: (representational) Something that we can recognize in real life but in a color, style or shape that is not how we see it in real life.
CLICK ON THE GALLERY IMAGES TO SEE SOME OF THESE WORKS IN PROGRESS!