Aug 8, 2009

Me & My Goals Self Portrait

This was inspired by a New Jersey middle school posting you can see HERE. Drawing just the top face allows a focus on the eyes, and the beginning of a school year is a good time to declare goals.

1. You can download my template with paper lines already on it HERE. Printing on cardstock will be the easiest to work with.


2. Start by drawing the eyes in pencil, just above the paper. Follow the rule that two eyes should always be one eye-width apart.


3. Draw the top of the head, almost touching the top of the paper.


4. Draw the rest of the face and fingers on the side. Student’s names go at the top and they are to finish the sentence “My goals for the 2012-2013 school year are...". All lines are traced with a thin marker. The art is colored in with pencil crayons.




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it! thanks for sharing :)

Joe said...

A great start of the year project!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 3 post on Aug. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

Erin B said...

Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to use this for Back to School!!

Becca Morris said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sarah Cleary said...

I really like this idea and although my class may be too young I am going to try nad adapt it for them!! Thank you for sharing!!

Clarissa said...

I have been using your great ideas for a few years now. I just love them! This year I am doing a new position as a music teacher instead of an art teacher. I am going to miss teaching art so much, but I am going to try to incorporate art as much as I can. This project will be great! Thanks, Clarissa

Liza Lee Miller said...

This is going to be my Back-to-School Night project this year. I've always done a self-portrait but I was planning to incorporate goals this year, too. Thanks for such a fun project!

Lizzie Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing awesome idea
Rosa

Elisa Santambrogio said...

I like it! I'll do it with my students ;)
I'm italian art teacher this is my blog http://elisasantambrogio3.blogspot.it/
Thanks!

Elisa Santambrogio said...

Hi Kathy! here's my students' works: http://elisasantambrogio3.blogspot.it/2013/10/per-questanno-scolastico-voglio.html
THANKS :)Elisa