Making Art: Outer Me, Inner Me
Second-grade students explored narrative writing and expanded their descriptive vocabulary through a series of material explorations, which culminated in self-portraits that reflected their internal and external selves.
Images for Investigation
What makes me me?
- Students will learn how to draw themselves from observation.
- Students will learn how to mix colors and create compositions with acrylic paint.
- Students will understand how to make thoughtful choices regarding the appearance of their final project, and be able to explain the choices they made.
- Students will develop a range of vocabulary for describing their feelings.
- Students will be able to identify small moments in their lives that hold larger meanings.
- Students will envision a scenario that they hope or dream about for their future.
- Students will consider how they want their writing to be read, and make choices based on the perception of the reader.
National Content Standards Addressed
Visual Arts K–4.1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
- Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses.
- Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
Visual Arts K–4.3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
- Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art.
- Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.
Visual Arts K–4.6: Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines.
English K–12.4: Communication Skills
- Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
OUTER ME, INNER ME
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