This was an amazing two class unit in which students were introduced to the idea of a self portrait and collage. As a class we went over what shape the head is, that we all have a neck and facial features etc. Showing how to use your fingers to map out your facial features proved helpful when students realized with delight at how the ears matched to the corner of the eyes. My objectives were to make sure to fill the entire page with their portraits since students developmentally draw on a small scale at that age and to include all parts of the body. I went a step further by asking students to take into consideration their clothing such as what's on their clothing, line designs etc. NO STICK FIGURES ALLOWED. Day two was the introduction of constructing a collage with drawing and cutting previously learned lines, then pasting them down to cover the entire space. Their self portraits were added in the end.
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