August 20, 2013

Self-Portraits :2nd Grade

I'm very happy with the 2nd grader self-portraits!  This is the start of the school year...and they are not far removed from being 1st graders!!!  They started by doing a large self portrait(using mirrors) on a 9x12 paper.  I then allowed them to choose a 9x18 piece of paper.  I limited their colors to a more patriotic color 
palette.  We discussed ways to create an interesting background using line/shape/color that was not the flag, but could reference it if they wanted.  Not sure if the patriotic came through on all of them, but they look great!  


  1. Love these! The cut paper backgrounds are so strong and graphic! And your students did a great job with their self portraits.

  2. Terrific! I did first grade self portraits with mirrors - but later in the year so similar to the age of these students - and I just love how these little guys go at it, examining themselves so carefully and thoughtfully. So glad to see another art teacher using mirrors. The backgrounds are great too. Looks like your school year is off to a rollicking start!

    1. PHYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE MISSED YOU! :)

    2. I haven't gone anywhere - been here all along!