Tag Archives: self-portrait

Welcome to Art Class with the Amazing Art Teacher

Here is one of my many animated introductory lessons. Students love my Bitmoji. My videos are great to increase student engagement, motivation and enhance learning.

Viva la Frida 🌺🌼🌸💓🙌🏽

This is one of my favorites! My Grade 4 students learned all about Frida Kahlo and her brilliant self portraits. This was a multi-media lesson beginning with a guided demonstration on how to draw Frida. Students used oil pastels and watercolors to design their portraits and background. Lastly students created tissue paper flowers for her crown.

My Grade 1 students had fun choosing funny animals to represent Frida. They used sponge paint to design a textured frame. Students created tissue paper flowers to add actual texture and black felt for Frida’s infamous unibrow.

I must say I’m obsessed with the outcome and the amazing artwork of my little artists.🎨💓

Pop Art -Andy Warhol Prints

My Grade 4’s created Andy Warhol inspired prints of themselves using transparency paper and neon acrylic paints. I took their selfies and printed them out. They then made a stencil of their portraits and used contrasting colors to paint the positive and negative space of their images. My Grade 3’s helped by painting the Jackson Pollock inspired background. We then incorporated the PYP Learner profile for our lobby display. ❤️🎨

SnapChat Filter Selfies

Students loved creating self portraits using snap chat filters. Move over Instagram we all know Snapchat has the best fun filters.

To make our selfies even more real we mounted them on a cell phone drawing.

This lesson is inspired by Cassie Stephens she has a tutorial on her blog as well as her YouTube channel. https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com

I allowed my students to chose their filter and animal. I love the finished product🤳🏾❣️🎨😍📸📲

Wonder

Grade 4 IB PYP “All About Me” unit. This Art project was inspired by RJ Palacio’s book “Wonder”. Students created self-portraits inspired by the illustration of the book cover. They then used a variety of adjectives to describe them. We saw clips of the movie, talked about bullying and how being different should be celebrated and not looked down upon. Groundbreaking for a culture where individuality isn’t really the norm.

Grade 2 Lines Lesson “Crazy Hair”

Grade 2 learned all about Lines and began creating self-portraits using lines for their hair.
Students developed skills in drawing and painting. Students learned how to use the lines of design in a portrait.

Grade 1 Lines, Primary Colors, Self-Portrait, Collage

Grade 1 learned all about “Elements of Art” Lines and Color (Primary colors). They drew a self portrait on newspaper.
Students glued their primary color strips and last their self portrait on top. A layered unit with amazing results … and the kids Loved it! Ohh La La!