Our new project was addressing the art principle of color. We first visualized a rainbow in our heads, and then discussed the colors we saw. This allowed them to be introduced to Roy G. Biv!
After that we watched a video.
Then talked about that there were only three colors that can make all the colors in the rainbow called Primary Colors.
Then we watched another video.
After that read a book called ABC I like Me. We discussed that we would be drawing a self-portrait and we discussed our faces, heads, necks, shoulders, arms, hands, body, and legs while I drew an example from what the students mentioned.
Then they went to their tables and drew themselves starting with a Multicultural Crayon. (We’d also discussed using realistic colors) Then when they had completely drawn themselves, colored in their clothing, skin, etc, they were asked where were they in the picture so that they would then draw in the background. They were instructed to not leave any white paper.
On day two, using a ready made gridded paper (which took me forever!!!), we wrote the alphabet around the border.
Then they used watercolors to paint in the blocks.
Then we glued the self-portraits in the middle! Here they are!