Student self-portraits using watercolor are a great first week of school activity. It's also a fun project to repeat at the end of the school year. Read all about how to use this fun idea in the classroom.
Self-Portrait as a Creature These incredible creatures are the result of creative self-exploration and problem-solving. The students began by choosing three animals that are like them in peronality, behavior or appearance. Then, they sketched out a creature that combined parts from all three animals. The results were a sort of metaphorical self-portrait - the student represented in the form of a new animal. Each creature is as unique as the student who created it!
I LOVE this mixed-media/self-portrait/I Am Poem project. This would be a great art project for the first two weeks of school (and up for PT conferences). Older children - write I am Poem - Haiku style.
Three Ideas for Student Self-Portraits. Here are three self-portrait art projects that can be completed in three periods or less using inexpensive materials. So get ready to embrace your inner artist as you get creative with your students!
Self-portrait hand prints – A fantastic art & writing activity for kids of all ages! Students write about their year then decorate their hand print & border with patterns and the background with their writing.