Self-Portrait Drawing – Middle School Visual Art – High School Art Lesson


Product Description

This graphite self-portrait drawing art project resource is great for middle or high school art classes and is simple to use for distance learning, homeschool art, or in the classroom. Everything is formatted to be as versatile as possible so students can access the drawing tutorials, slideshows, and materials easily from home or in class.  This art lesson is great for art classes with mixed levels or with students transitioning between home and school.


This Self Portrait Drawing Lesson Includes:

  1. A Google Slideshow demonstrating how to take a good photo reference for an expressive self-portrait
  2. A Google Slideshow demonstrating how to grid your photo and draw it onto the paper
  3. A Google Slideshow demonstrating how to draw and shade the self-portrait
  4. An instructional video demonstrating gridding your reference photo to draw from
  5. A how-to-draw instructional video demonstrating drawing and shading
  6. Two handouts with scannable QR codes so students can access presentations even if you have not loaded them into your digital classroom.
  7. Two Rubrics
  8. Teacher instructions


This lesson is meant to follow my Drawing Facial Features digital worksheets or any lesson that demonstrates how to draw each feature and gives them time to practice individual parts of the face first. If you would like to purchase the worksheets, you can get them together with this lesson at a discounted price in the Drawing Facial Features and Expressive Self Portrait BUNDLE.


Need an Easy to Follow Art Sub Plan?

The included worksheets work great as sub plans, and early finisher assignments, for students on home instruction or in ISS. They are easy to follow are easy for substitute teachers or self-directed learning when the art teacher is unavailable.


All of my lessons can be shared with your students through Google Classroom or any digital platform and are formatted to work for distance learning or in the classroom. They are designed to save you time and help your students access the tutorials, presentations, videos, or worksheets as easily as possible. You can find more ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, time-saving art lessons in my RESOURCE SHOP.


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Self-Portrait Drawing - Middle School Visual Art - High School Art Lesson

Self-Portrait Drawing – Middle School Visual Art – High School Art Lesson