Self-portrait. Symmetry

After the last activity drawing the symmetrical animal, 4th graders learnt how symmetrical we are. In order to do this we create symmetrical self-portraits, an activity that uses precise measurement to get beautiful results

First of all, they have to take a picture about theirselves and cut it in half.  

Students glued their half-heads onto a piece of 9 x 12 white construction paper.

Using the ruler, students pick a starting point and measure how far it is from the line of symmetry. Then they measure that exact same distance on the opposite side, marking the spot with a dot.

And these are the results!


We made a pattern art project with the students. It was really fun and the effect depends on opening the folded paper.

The students leart about some kinds of patters (lines, zig zags, squares, triangles etc…). Ones they know this variety and the effect of these patterns, we started foldering the paper and drawing our piranha!

While closed, students drew their fish in pencil adding detailed complex patterns in the fish’s body and/or fins.

Then they opened up the paper entirely so you could see the top and bottom parts of the fish with the paper in the middle blank. They then connected their lines from the fishes mouth from the top drawing to the bottom drawing, stretching it out and drawing the mouth wide open.

The students loved this lesson, we laghted a lot!


4th Graders leart about symmetry with this initial activity. They had to draw a half animal silhouette in a peace of black paper and cut it.


After that they had to paint a piece of paper in order to make the background with watercolors with cool or warm colors.

And these are the results!

Paul Klee Project

With 1st ESO we started learning about the artist Paul Klee and his art work. We focused in the “Castle and Sun” painting, paying attention on the lines colours and shapes.

We worked in pairs and we did our version of this painting with some conditions. Our painting had to have: a circle, an arc, triangles, squares, rectangles and a semi-circle. Moreover we had to paint it whether warm or cool colours.

Point Perspective

3th Graders learnt what a point perspective means. We learnt how to draw an acuarium. We started dividing our paper in four parts in order to find our point perspective, where all the lines end up.

Also, we learnt how to draw parallel lines in order to draw the squares of the floor.

Optical Ilusions

Sixth graders learned about Optical Illusions.  We created these simple designs, by dividing our paper into 12 sections and drawing lines that curved in opposite directions in each section. 

Students then created a color pattern within their “stripes” and shaded the outside edges of their stripes, to create the illusion of the sections curving outward.

Then we use a black colored pencil in the white areas to create shading and shadows, and a white colored pencil in the black areas to create highlights.


In our first day of class with the 6th grade we did a self-portrait. We learnt what a self-portrait means and we had to draw in our glasses something what we like the most.

These are the results!