We started off by talking about self-portraits and emotions. We took a look at ways to change your facial expression. This can be done by changing someone's eyebrows or their mouths. Students were given a paper that was folded into fourths. They were asked to draw a self-portrait with a different emotion in each square. Lastly, they sharpie'd and colored with crayons.
The next two classes were spent making the backgrounds. We hadn't used our scissors in a while so our scissors were SUPERRR hungry. We cut tons and tons of squares and rectangles, no bigger than our hand, and glued them to the background. Some students chose to use all the colors on their background, others were much more selective with their colors. After they had finished their background, they glued their self-portraits on top. When they finished, they helped their neighbors finish their backgrounds. It was funny to see assembly lines of kindergartners cutting and gluing squares! These turned out so well!
This was another one of Cassie Stephens' projects. We talked about what self-portraits were and then drew ourselves. Then we outlined ourselves in black crayon and painted using tempera cakes. Then we painted a pattern using tempera paint onto the background, cut ourself out and glued ourself on. Lastly, we cut out a shirt (with a folded collar) and art apron for ourselves.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.