Staying Colorful Blog
FIRST GRADE SELF PORTRAITS:
The 1st grades had a blast creating their own self portraits, using watercolors and crayons. They loved filling the backgrounds with their favorite colors and watching the watercolors blend.
KINDERGARTEN SELF PORTRAITS
The kindergarteners made self portraits using watercolors and crayons. I loved hearing them ask their friend next to them what eye color they had or what their hair color was. It is a great project for self awareness. Watercolors are always a big hit and they had fun adding colors and details to their pictures with the paints after they had drawn themselves in.
SECOND GRADE SELF PORTRAITS
The second graders used watercolors and crayons to create a full body self portrait. We talked about the parts of the body and how to draw them using shapes. We then discussed the background and that adding a horizon line behind their figure would help ground them in the picture. They had a blast creating themselves and their backgrounds.
THIRD GRADE ROMERO BRITTO INSPIRED SELF PORTRAITS
These are still a work in progress but they are so fun. We looked at Romero Britto's colorful art and discussed ways to use lines and patterns to break off the background. We also talked about facial features and creating their self portraits.