Friday, September 21, 2012

First Grade Self-Portraits

First grade self-portraits are a great way to start a new school year! 

My students were very eager to create portraits that resembled them in real life.  The students did not use any aids in creating their self-portraits; I wanted to see their abilities with instructional drawing along with encourage each of them to not focus on perfection.  For their background students repeated circles which began small and then grew larger and overlapped each other.

Through this project the first graders learned the true meaning of stylized and they now use the vocabulary during class discussions whether it be describing the art techniques used by an artist to create a masterpiece or new projects.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


4th grade students showed their skill in the art of Zentangle with nothing more then a Sharpie Permanent Marker and their imagination.