Second grade artists in Mrs. Susa’s classes created super-sized self-portraits that will soon be on display throughout our halls. After reviewing and practicing proper proportions (proportion refers to the relative size and scale of the various elements in an artwork) students acted as fashion designers by adding original design motifs to their sunglasses to enhance the overall “snazzy look” of their self-portrait. Students also reviewed art specific vocabulary terms: enlargement, scale, and overlap.
Students generated art-making ideas from their daily experiences and the environment by utilizing the “popular” and fashionable style of sunglasses within an artistic self-portrait. Artists drew their self-portrait in pencil, painted them with tempera paints, added unique details in hair, and enhanced their sunglasses with repeating patterns, shapes and lines. Our self-portraits were inspired by the love of our fast and ever-fading summer.