Towards the end of May, we started to dabble in some self-portraiture. While I’m not a fan of product-driven art, I’m aware that emulating is a valid way of learning and exploring the world in which we live.
I actually saw this on Pinterest. I thought it fit in so well with what we were learning with regards to self-portraits, but also would allow us to explore some other topics as well: adjectives and self-esteem.
The self-portrait is actually a combination of product and process driven art. The best of both worlds.
What we did:
The self-portrait was actually a collage, utilizing paint, photos, and typed-words. They were shown examples of a collage so they knew what to expect.
Each kiddo was given a large canvas to paint on freely.
The following day, we discussed adjectives and read a few books that were very descriptive. We also created a list of words or phrases that described each kid. They helped to create the font it was typed in and how large it was typed. Lastly, I took a photo of each kid and printed it in black & white. The words and photos were Mod-Podged onto the canvases on top of their artwork. Each child selected the placement of their words.