Me-Me Self-Portraits in Grade 2

I love teaching self-portraits! Not only do students get to know themselves much better, but they also lose the fear of drawing a face, facial features and drawing a human. Once you teach some basic proportions rules, practice drawing features … Continue reading

Another Self-Portrait Mural Idea

Christina from wesbmart.blogspot sent me this picture of the wonderful mural she made with her students. She wrote: “… I did this with the 2 schools that I teach at and the murals were fantastic. The way I did it was I gave each child, staff and faculty member a small 3×3 piece of oak tag or card stock. Everyone drew a self-portrait and I put them together to create a mural of our school. I had about 95% participation from the whole entire school (some people forgot to give me their portraits.) It came out fantastic!”

I think it’s great Christina and thank you so much for sharing this photo and allowing me to post it here.  The amazing world of blogging is priceless when it comes to sharing ideas and helping each other, don’t you think?


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Fun with Self-Portraits II E-book Giveaway!

I love holidays because they give me a chance to do things! I have managed to put together some of the self-portrait lessons I have taught this year and compile them into a new e-book. To purchase a copy please click any of the images below.

One lucky reader will get one copy for free. To enter, leave a comment on this post by midnight next Thursday. Be sure to have a link to Art Lessons for Kids on your blog or website to be eligible. I will announce the winner next Friday. Good luck and Happy New Year! May 2010 be a year filled with many wonderful teaching moments.

Cover page of E-book

Sample page from 'Mosaic Self-Portraits' Lesson