Lesson Plan

Favorite Things Self-Portraits

Let your students express their personalities with these self-portrait paintings!
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Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Paint pictures expressing ideas about their neighborhood.
  • Discuss their work and the work of others with constructive feedback.

This art lesson corresponds to California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:

  • 2.2 Demonstrate beginning skills in the use of materials (such as pencils, paints, crayons, clay) to create works of art.
  • 2.4 Create a self-portrait.
  • 2.5 Create a picture of a person.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that today we will be making self-portraits.
  • Discuss portraits and **self-portraits **and why an artist might make one.