I am so NOT artistic when it comes to drawing. When I was teaching, I usually had to draw something on the whiteboard or the overhead projector, and I always dreaded it! Oh boy, I thought….here comes the giggles! So I told the kids, “You can’t laugh at Mrs. Moffatt’s drawings. It is against the class rules.” But they seemed to always break those rules!!
Needless to say, I was nervous for poor Audrey! Would she have to suffer in the hands of mother/teacher who couldn’t draw?! Poor thing! However, I showed told Audrey how to draw a portrait of herself and she did such a great job! It made me realize that are it not all about the teachers skills, but rather about the opportunities to explore with new materials and TRY new things.
Here is Audrey’s drawing, which we will soon be attaching a writing piece to…
She began by drawing a simple portrait of herself in pencil and then outlined it in a sharpie.
We used these beautiful oil pastels since in was a great opportunity to explore with new materials. Crayons would work great too.
It was also a great opportunity to teach her about details. She even added some natural highlights to her hair:)
Added some skin color…
Here is the end result! I think these would look great hanging in a classroom or just a fun project at home!
It’s just so colorful…I feel like it is a flashback to the 70’s:)
If you ask me, it looks exactly like her:)