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Lesson Plans

Re: Children's Self-Portraits

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menichino (menichino)
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 16:46:27 -0500

Hi Neal ==
If you get any private responses could you post them to the list? I'm
interested in this also since our district has decided to use
self-portraits as benchmarks in assessing how well the students are meeting
NYState standards. Thanks!!
Liz in rural NY

> From: neal rosenblum <nrose757>
> To:
> Subject: Children's Self-Portraits
> Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 4:21 PM
> Dear art folks-
> What do you know about the psychological development or implications
> (aka. self esteem development) of having children paint self portraits?
> I am writing a proposal for an arts residency to involve 3-5th graders in

> crataive writing about themselves and then transfer their writing into
> the visual image through symbolic (rather than representational) self
> portraits. I'd appreciate any insight you might have into the
> psychological benefitrs for the chidlren through this experience.
> Thanks
> Neal Rosenblum
> Boulder Public Schools