Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kindergarten Self-Portraits

We read the great book, The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz and discussed the unique and wonderful differences of each and every one of us.  I taught these young children some art tricks about proportion and they drew their faces as I lead in drawing many different ones on the board and with my document camera.  Their results are fabulous!  I find it so interesting the colors they choose to use.  The book is great because it uses words like sepia and cinnamon and chocolate.  The students relate and I hear them talking positively about their own skin colors during the reading.  Yet, during the coloring part of this lesson, it's so interesting how the colors I seem them choosing.  Especially the blues and purples!  Any ideas?  Is it just pure naivety or creativity at this age?

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