Students in 3rd through 5th grade studied proper facial proportions for their facial features to look realistic; they are now moving on to studying the element of art Value to create tints and shades of their own skin tone to paint their self portraits!
Kindergarten through 2nd grade students practiced "zooming in" and drawing big (a difficult task for tiny hands!) to create big faces. Their study of skin tone creation in watercolor paints also allowed them to learn about our Ballerina Brushes and how to treat them kindly as they dance across the page!
From classic drawing study of facial features, proportion, and perspective, to color theory and value study, this unit has been extensive and so exciting as children yelp in awe of the color they mixed, and practice growth mindset in their growth of drawing skills. Their hands might not draw as they would like to completely yet, but we know that drawing is a skill just like reading, math, soccer, dancing, and more--practice makes progress!
Here is a sneak peek of "selfies" in process!