**In art class, we started off the year making self-portraits. A self-portrait is a picture of yourself. It is very special to share the way we see ourselves with our friends.**

**In preparation for this lesson, we talked about lines. Students had a chance to experiment with drawing a variety of lines, and together we came up with a common vocabulary to describe different types of lines (straight, curvy, etc…). Next, we pretended to be art detectives and looked for the lines and shapes that we see within our faces. Students looked at their faces in the mirror**

**and carefully recorded their facial features using familiar lines and shapes. We started at the top of our heads and worked our way down, always looking for details on our faces that are special to us. Here is a sampling of some of our friends hard work. Enjoy!**