My kindergarten students drew these self portraits for Open House.
I gave a directed drawing lesson, guiding them through each part of the portrait.
I can't believe how they turned out. I love them.
Some are so expressive and revealing.
Others are simple and sweet.
They each have their own style.
They started off a little hesitant,
but most ended up loving their work.
I always let kids have as many "chances" (pieces of paper) as they need so they can create in freedom, without fear.
There is nothing that paralyzes me more than thinking that I only have one chance.
I made them draw at least three portraits, and I let them create as many as they wanted to, and choose the one they wanted to display.
We had a little critique at the end (only positive comments) and they were so sweet and proud of their little portraits.
Now the question is: am I brave enough to attempt this assignment?!?
Why are self portraits so difficult? So painful? so... yuck...
You learn something new every day.
Kinder Student: Did you know that when you are a really good friend to someone, then you become cousins?