As the kindergarteners pursue their year-long unit with Ms. Tasha and Ms. Zoe — the idea that personal journeys show the way that people can change and lead to new opportunities — they are busy in art class representing themselves visually in three stages of their lives: as a baby, as a kindergartener, and as a grown-up. The students are drawing, coloring, and cutting out three head-to-toe self-portraits, depicting themselves (face, clothes, favorites toys and/or other special objects) in these different times of their lives: past, present, and future, using both their knowledge of themselves, their memories, and their imagination and future dreams.
Here are some images of the children at work on their pictures — which will later be joined to create sculptures. We also see the children at work on paintings which will form the cylindrical base of the sculptures. We’re focused on learning to use the materials and tools the proper way, including cleaning up the studio after ourselves.