South Bay Hands on Art
Behind My Mask
Inspired by Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait by Cassi Stephens
Lesson for grades 2-12
Paper, pencil, eraser, something to color with (markers, colored pencils, or crayons), black marker (optional)
Video Lesson Steps
Watch video and draw!
- project background
- drawing steps
- decorating ideas.
Decorate and color your self-portrait!
Ideas are in video above, and below.
Bonus videos on word-art tips are below too.
**Bonus - Word Art Tips:
You are done!
If you liked this folding surprise trick try these:
Folding Surprise Videos - YouTube Channel with lots of variations like sharks, flamingos, and this ice-cream video posted here --->
If you liked drawing a portrait, here are some other styles to try:
What did people do to record what they looked like before photography? Students will learn some history about Portraits and Self-Portraits. Then students will draw their own self-portrait with a twist! At first it looks like you are wearing a mask, and then you can open the paper and see what is behind the mask. Grades K-1: This project requires some adult assistance for the folding. If you prefer, there is a No Fold project alternative to draw a basic self-portrait with no assistance needed.
Key Words: Portrait, Self-Portrait
Special thanks to:
Cassie Stephens and her project Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait.