Dimensional drawing for children

The children do exercises to learn about the proportions of their bodies and then draw self-portraits. Set out paper, black markers, and mirror. Dimensional drawing for children working with six- to nine-year-old children, include pencils and erasers. Explain to the children that when an artist makes a picture of a person it is called a portrait.

When the artist makes a picture of himself or herself it is called a self-portrait. Tell the children that they will be drawing pictures of themselves from their heads to their toes and adding color to their self-portraits in the next session. Ask the children to stand and do some simple exercises to become familiar with their body proportions, or the relationship of their individual parts to their bodies. Begin by having the children rotate their heads in one direction and then the other so they become more aware of their necks. Explain that the neck is sturdy and almost as wide as the head.