At our school this year, we have been studying the book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. These habits help the kids to take charge of themselves, their learning, and their school, and it has been so neat to see the kids embrace these ideas and really take pride in the awesome things we do here at school. Because the students are using these habits throughout our school, it was easy to have conversations about them in art class. The students chose the habit they think is most important for their artwork focus, and it was easy for the kids to select one because they have become so familiar with them.
For these artworks, the students imagined themselves as super heroes whose super powers correspond with their chosen habit. We did some brainstorming and writing to help fully develop these ideas.
We then practiced drawing body proportions from quick sketches, and we were off to the races! We also looked at real super hero artwork to gain inspiration for costume design. With the help our wonderful media specialist, Mrs. Baker, and a wonderful parent volunteer, Mrs. Lonzrick, we were able to take some dictations on these portraits to help the students really make their ideas clear. The end results are very fun, but also very thoughtful works!