Monday, November 8, 2010

reflections of you

I blogged about this lesson last month and now I present some of the results.
We looked at several works of art that featured eyes and reflection, primarily Escher and Magritte.
Then we talked about the physical parts of the eye and "built" an eye from skull eye socket to the eyelashes. After practicing drawing several eyes students were asked to draw a LARGE eye. In place of the pupil and iris students were asked to draw a noun (person, place or thing) that is important to them. We brainstormed a big list as a class to help us think of what we could draw. The results were incredibly varied both in skill and creativity and in what students choose to draw to "reflect" themselves. To include our writing requirement we wrote a sentence explaining what we choose to draw. Click to see enlarged.
earth, wind, fire and water

summer vacation at the Oregon coast

her two cats

This student was born in the Ukraine, the star marks where he was born, the X marks where his grandparents still live. The flag marks the city where they exited the country from.


  1. What a great idea! It's definitely worth to click on the little pictures, to blow them up and to see how great they are! This will be one of my next lessons, thanks.

  2. I agree! I teach 7th and 8th grade and I know my students would LOVE to learn how to draw realistic looking eyes and put their own personality into it to! Thanks for sharing:)