Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cowboy/Cowgirl Self-Portraits (2nd Grade)

This is the last of the Cowboy & Cowgirl Self-Portraits.  I so love these little cowpoke artworks!  We began by talking about some artists that created self-portraits, Frida Kahlo & Vincent Van Gogh.  Then we talked about our vocabulary terms, self-portrait, background, foreground, geometric shapes, collage, and horizon line.  Students followed along as we drew ourselves and learned about facial proportions.  They colored, cut, and glued on the hats and bandanas.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Western Self-Portraits (1st Grade)

Here are some cowboy and cowgirl self-portraits created by 1st grade.  Students learned to define the vocabulary term "Self-Portrait" and also learned about facial proportions and collage (the art of gluing paper onto artwork).  We also talked about deserts and what a background and horizon line is.  When students finished coloring their pictures they glued pre-cut triangles as little bandanas to their drawings.  The portraits turned out beautifully!  Good job 1st grade!!