Materials for creating self-portraits

An integration with mathematics, students measure the parts of their party, divide by 2 and use collected data to create a miniature version of themselves in a self-portrait.

First collage, then drawing…


Students first create collages of humans using simple geometric shapes. They then draw their collage and use details to enhance their art.






First painting, then collage…



Students use the primary colors, white and brown to mix the shade of their skin tone. Great text “The colors of us” by Karen Katz.



They then cut out their head, neck and shoulders from the painted papers and use colored papers to cut facial features, clothing and hair.

A focus on line and shape with pencil



And then a transition into watercolor



What medium do you enjoy working in for exploring the self-portrait?




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