Thursday, December 19, 2013

Second Grade Self-Portrait: Art Classroom

Second grade self-portraits is one of my favorite lessons to teach. Having students study different aspects of there face in a mirror truly is a new self discovery adventure for them.

They realize the details they have that make them unique such as freckles, birthmarks, and even missing teeth. I then have a step by step drawing example for each student to watch and try themselves.

It was amazing to see how similar the drawings looked like each student. Success! After the drawings were finished and everything filled with color students were proudly showing each other their artwork.

In this art lesson we discuss geometry, symmetry, asymmetry, and anatomy.

Here are a few examples:


Items you need:
Compact Mirror
8 1/2 x 11 Drawing Paper
Pattern of a Large Oval

This is a wonderful fun lesson to have in the art classroom and at home!

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