Today, let’s jump right into a fun mirror image drawing art lesson! In honor of the Pilgrims and their MAJOR role in U.S. history, let’s create some art representing these amazing historical figures. It’ll be a great way to kick off our study of their lives!
One features a charming pilgrim girl, while the other showcases an adorable pilgrim boy.
These templates focus on facial features–and they include a grid–enabling children to produce mirror-image portraits with precise attention to detail.
Why I Like Symmetry Drawing!
I still remember completing my FIRST symmetry drawing in high school art. I was actually amazed at my results when I drew a mirror image portrait from (half) a picture that I cut out of a magazine.
Mirror image drawing is an excellent technique for homeschool art, as it encourages your students to carefully observe and replicate exactly the features that they see on the completed side of the “mirror image!”
By doing so, they can improve their attention to detail and hand-eye coordination! I’m a big fan!
To ensure your art session goes smoothly, here’s a list of supplies your budding artists will need:
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