E-book Giveaway!

I have spent the last couple of weeks giving my e-books a much needed make-over!

I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win one e-book of their choice. You can see them on my side bar on the right —-> and you can read about each one here, here and here to help you decide which one you want!

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***Make sure you leave a comment at my Facebook e-book photo album to participate in the giveaway. I cannot include the comments you leave here on my blog at the giveaway over on the Facebook page. ¬†Thanks! I will announce the e-book winner on April 4. Good luck! ūüôā

Portraits and Self-Portraits

The Mini Me’s are all finished and soon will be displayed as one big Rainbow Mini Me Mural. I have to say that this has been a great lesson for my students because it challenged them at different levels: 1. Observe themselves and draw an accurate representation of who they see in a mirror, 2. Draw their self-portrait on a 5×5 piece of paper and 3. Color themselves with one color and create different shades of that color. What a great and fun way to make kids think out of the box and think like artists!

I was so impressed by everyone’s efforts especially the younger ones who felt so proud whenever they made a new shade. Sure the kids were all ‘limited’ by one color, after all they were doing their¬† part in the school wide mural, but were they really being limited?¬† I saw many many ‘colors’¬† being made as they each explored how to create shades. These type of art lessons are so important especially since we are living¬† in a world where kids don’t have to think too hard because everything is ready made and given to them so easily. Look around your art room for a minute. Tempera paint in every color, crayons, markers and pastels in every color and so on.¬† I am sure I could find a pack of blue pencils , for example that come in all the different¬† shades of blue! Isn’t it so much nicer to make your own and discover this is possible?

Anyway, the mini Me’s were a great attention grabber and excellent¬† introduction¬† into the wonderful world of portraits and self-portraits.¬† Now every grade will practice and develop their self-portrait skills with mirrors and will each have a final project to complete.¬† As we finish these up,¬† I will post them all here so you can see the amazing art work. Check out these self-portrait lesson ideas you can download here.

Challenge your students to think like artists!


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Mini Me Self-Portraits

    I love starting the year with self portrait lessons. It’s a great way to get to know your students, new and old. Sometime ago while searching for ideas on Google, I came across an image where there were … Continue reading