A Blue Room Self-Portrait
Many of the classes started the year drawing self-portraits! They made observations about how to use simple shapes and lines to create a face, then added details to show individual characteristics of themselves. It's fun to hear "This kind of looks like me!" as they develop their drawings.
Hello, my name is Patti Rowland and I am the art teacher for grades K - 8 at Blacksburg New School. I feel very fortunate to be able to have each class for an hour two times a week. Teaching at Blacksburg New School gives me the opportunity to explore and create a curriculum that incorporates choice-based learning, which serves the varying processing styles of our young artists.