THE TWO-STEP SELF PORTRAIT
This was a venue for developing self-esteem by exploring personal strengths and interests. It is an excellent pre-graduation experience providing schools with a special display to share with parents and friends on graduation day. This workshop, clarifies intrinsic goals, preparing students for high school where success requires personal motivation and self-direction. This project merges printing, painting and collage techniques.
The areas of the curriculum this project enhanced are: design, technology, language and self-awareness development. Participation in the project broadens awareness of their social environment, as well, which generates respect for others' choices and opinions.
As a witness to the pleasantly infectious nature of this project, one teacher wrote: "The students have decided to create poems to accompany their framed pictures."