Lesson 4: Self Portraits

By looking at the many different examples of self portraits over time, children use photography to create their own

Learning Objectives

  • Taking photographs in different poses which show different expressions

  • Developing one of these into a line drawing, using continuous line

  • Developing a self portrait from a photograph and understand how this can be used to create expression in an image

  • Combining photography with learning how to draw a portrait

Teacher Video: Self portrait

Pupil Video: Self portrait


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