Ms. Roach and I pointed out that the pictures of the characters weren't drawn with precision, but more of a focus on shape and emotional colors. We used the picture below from the Artbotics training that Roach and I attended to show how colors bring out emotions.
In the story, the character Jeremy told all the things that he is: a son, a brother, an artist, a writer.... the list keep going. Students were asked to review their journal entry from last week and add more labels in their "I am" category.
From there, students were given oil pastels, paper, and a strict warning- These will stain your clothes. Be careful!
Here are students creating their first emotional, colorful self-portraits based on how they see themselves in their "I am" statements.
Well done, kids! Next week we master the art of.... cartoons!