Next week, we will start a self-portrait unit! Each grade level will do different types of self-portraits. I wanted to start the year with self-portraits since this year theme is focusing on our individual strengths.
Famous artist throughout history have created self-portraits. From Vincent van Gogh to Andy Warhol, artist use self-portraits to visually show who they are.
As we create our self-portraits we will answer questions about ourselves like:
- What are the distinctive things that make me "me"?
- How do I want people to see me?
- How can I express my many different sides?
First graders will be creating thoughtful expressions. The students will learn about lines, one of the elements of art. We will be using photography to create thoughtful poses. Students will use lines, color, and words to create a representation of their thoughts about who they are.
Fifth grades self-portraits will not be a traditional self-portrait. The art of Andy Warhol is also the inspiration for this art project. The fifth graders will be creating "All About Me" soup cans inspired by the iconic Campbell's Soup Can by Andy Warhol. This project will give each students to express their individuality.