After the 1st graders observed themselves in mirrors they began to sketch with pencil followed by a black marker outline. The children were also free to add decorations to the back ground with the marker. The following art class they used color sticks (the inside of a colored pencil, so cool!) to color in their face, hair, neck and shirt. The finishing touch was to add a watercolor wash in the background.
As you can see every artist has his or her own unique style.
We closed this lesson with sharing, each table of students stood in front of the board with their self portraits while the other students complimented their peers artwork. It was wonderful to hear all the nice compliments the students gave each other.