In Kindergarten this week they used a long mirror to look at their reflection. They were asked to name the features of their body prior to drawing pictures of themselves. Afterwards they were asked to give meanings to the marks that they had made.
Drawing self-portraits reveal many things. They show the development of a child’s fine motor, observation and focusing skills, how they perceive themselves, as well as their bodily awareness.
If you are interested please visit the following links for more information about the Stages of Drawing Development:
The Five Stages of Artistic Development: https://safeYouTube.net/w/ZNEeb
Lowenfeld’s 5 stages: https://safeYouTube.net/w/uPEeb
Take a look at their portraits here.