Third graders looked and compared portraits made by Frida Kahlo, Lee Udal Bennion and James T. Hardwood. We talked about how artists help us express our identities and feelings for other people. The students were able to draw a self-portrait showing things that they care about.
Adapted from the Davis Explorations in Art, level 3, unit 1, lesson 1, Who I Am: Portraits and Self-Portraits.
Continuing with our portrait unit, the students created a mixed-media portrait of a classmate. We were inspired by Henri Matisse cut-outs and his use of “wild” colors.