Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Self Portrait Playing Cards

These self portraits were created by 5th graders.  To introduce the lesson, students talked about playing cards as art and why or why not they might be considered art.  Great class discussion! After giving them a few tips on how to draw a self portrait, they traced their drawing on to a half sheet of Styrofoam.  To create the reflection, students just turned their Styrofoam and printed it upside down. Check out the 5th grade results below! 


  1. I LOVE this idea! I use cards in my classroom all the time! I wonder if the art teacher in my school would mind me doing this with my class? I just found your blog and I am your newest follower!

    One Teacher's Take

  2. Cool assignment-so unusual! Thanks for sharing!