December 9, 2020 | Felicity Greene
For the last three weeks, the children of the Sky class have taken on the challenge of creating a self portrait in paint. However, this self portrait was different than the ones completed in drawing because the children were replicating their whole bodies!
Step one: create an outline of your body. (Teacher help is needed for this step!)
The children were asked the question, What do you notice?
“I can see my hand. I look like I’m waving!” “I’m a person!”
“My feet are bigger. They look like giant feet!”
Step two: add clothing.
After the children spent some time observing the outline of their bodies, it was time to notice the parts of themselves that would need to be added with paint such as clothes. The children observed the clothing that they wore and tried to find colors that best represented their clothes. Because clothes cover most of the children’s bodies, this was the most time consuming part of the self portrait.
I wonder if you can guess what the children added next? Stay tuned to the next few steps in this challenge, as well as the finished result!