Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is committed to showcasing student artwork from schools and classrooms around the county. Celebrating art and providing a forum where both student and professional artists can show their work is an important part of our mission. It is critical toward building future audiences and cultivating a discerning eye for beauty. We have made this space available knowing that it supports young artists by providing a wide audience of viewers and creates a gathering place for the intersection of arts and community.
We are pleased to exhibit these delightful self-portraits from students in Ms. D’Antonio’s 1st grade class at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts in Santa Rosa.
In this project students explored their own faces looking for shapes, symmetry, and special features. Students deepened their understanding of mirror image (i.e. bilateral symmetry), observation, similarities and differences through the process. They also considered the background for their self-portraits as it related to their individual compositions and color choices.
Please take a few moments to view each of the colorful self-portraits, which are as unique as the children who created them.
Thank you to our friends at Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts for sharing this project with us and our community.
This project meets California’s Common Core Standards as students learned about themselves and about art in this integrated lesson taught by Alli Woodside.