Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"All About Me" Self Portrait Art

photo of: Self Portraits by Children ("All About Me" RoundUP via RainbowsWithinReach)

Self portrait sculptures from paper bags. Preschool project "All About Me"

ALL ABOUT ME!!
Here are some ideas to help get everyone inspired for all of those back-to-school lessons that feature an "All About Me" unit to start the year. I've included several different 'media' to help you bring some new enthusiasm to your projects. Take a close up gander!

These first beauties were created in Indiana by preschoolers. One big bag. One small one. Goodies for the embellishments that personalize. Look at these hairdos! Trace the hands. Trace the feet!!


photo of: Self portrait sculptures from paper bags. Preschool project "All About Me"

photo of: Self portrait sculptures from paper bags. Preschool project "All About Me"

photo of: Self Portrait Sculpture in Preschool from Paper Bags

photo of: Self Portrait Sculpture in Preschool from Paper Bags

These self portraits were on display in a Florida kindergarten hallway, down in South Daytona Beach. These have to be some of my all time favorites. LUV LUV LUV the way that these paintings turned out! 

photo of: Self Portrait Painted Faces in Kindergarten

These are buckeye first graders on parade!
There are some real fashion statements in this crowd. 
photo of: Self Portrait Painted Faces in Kindergarten

Now let's return to a PreSchool bulletin Board. Comparing heights of students from the same class. This was a bulletin board out in the hall to 'welcome' friends every morning. Clever back-to-school idea!

photo of: Preschool Comparative Height Self Portraits

These next series of bodies were traced at a site serving preschool children with special needs. I was especially fascinated with the self perception of "hair" in the first/larger self-portrait below. LUV me some big hair! What wonderful energy captured in this life-size image. 

photo of: Preschool Life Size Self Portraits, complete with embelishments

These next images are slightly more sophisticated glass fusings and were created under Joanna Davis art-room instruction at Garden Elementary in southern Florida. She is one of our contributing authors over at PreK+K Sharing every month and shares simple ideas there monthly. 

photo of: Glass Fused Self Portraits by Elementary Students

photo of: Preschool Self Portraits with Yarn Hair

photo of: Elementary Students Paintings:



This next set of self-portraits as poetry came from my recent round-up of
a gazillion ideas related to children's names. 
Click back to this link to see all of those ideas -- which are certainly relate to self-portraits. 

photo of: Kindergarten Names as Acrostics

"Friends like to talk to each other."
I hope that you've been invigorated by these different artistic approaches to the traditional kick off the new year study. There are so many possibilities for exploration. Enjoy. As always, I am so grateful to those of you who 'pin' your favorite idea(s.) 


-- Debbie -- 

2 comments:

  1. I love all of these self portraits:) So cute!
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm grateful for your support and encouragement!

      Debbie

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