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Kindergarten is now working on the covers of their "art books". The covers will display a drawing they have created of themselves or in art terms a self portrait. We began with just a large circle, added the neck and shoulders and the students were guided through the rest of the facial features. The students are reminded that they are drawing themselves and not the generic version of a face. Everyone has different features and here is where I try to get them to think about certain aspects of themselves like the shapes of their eyes or the color or style of their hair. This is such a great opening project because we get to see how each student perceives themselves without looking in a mirror. And of course they're the artists of their art books so why not see their faces on the cover instead of the inside back cover like most books?
Inside the art books will be all sorts of great goodies that they will learn like line, shape, form, color, texture and space all in one place for them to refer to throughout the year and to be utilized to be ready for 1st grade! They will also use their art books during "free-draw" time, when a student has completed a project ahead of the class to draw in.
Learning objectives: proper use of materials, correct technique of a portrait, listening to guided instruction.
CLICK ON THE GALLERY IMAGES TO SEE SOME OF THESE WORKS IN PROGRESS!