Wednesday, June 15, 2011

art for kids - symmetry + portraits

for my little "art lesson" today we looked at symmetry and our faces:

you'll need:
* one enlarged photo of child's face and cut down the centre.
* colouring pencils.

this really stretched the kids (4-6 yo) but they coped fantasically and did a brillant job I thought.

After they had finished colouring their faces in, we had some extra time so, to make it really personal, i had them draw some of their favourite things around the space by their heads.

(Ty did fish, playing Cowboys & Indians -is that even pc?- and writing books i think! :) )


  1. love these! He did really goooood!!

  2. Saved and filed for future use. I mean it. 3 years from now, we WILL be doing that.

  3. I'm going to print out photos right now! Thanks for the idea! Blessings to you.

  4. I use this another way by cutting the portrait horizontally I get the class to draw caricatures by exaggerating the upper or lower features of the face. May be for future use with older children


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