Contour Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan

Art Elements: Line

Art Skills: Drawing

Art History: Alexander Calder

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Get your youngest students excited about portraits with this contour line project! We all know students can be self-conscious about their drawing skills. This is especially true when it comes to drawing faces. This lesson is a fun approach to working with line, facial features, and observational drawing skills. It’s a huge hit that ultimately ends in unashamed giggles and guffaws! BONUS: Students often share this easy and fun activity at home with their families. You’ll hear about endless nights of drawing continuous and blind contour portraits! As an extra, I’ve included a downloadable PDF of the example poster I use in my classroom.


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