Perception can be a rather complex and very subjective concept. Last week
the Year 1 and Year 2 class experimented on an activity titled ‘Point of View
Portraits’, in which the class had to draw a portrait of a classmate who was
sitting between two tables. The challenge faced by the students was to draw
from observation and make a representation of the same student through
different points of view. The children were encouraged to carefully observe
details such as how to visually represent shadows on the face using the
Afterwards the class had an interesting discussion as to how their
representations were different. As preschoolers, they are not able to fully express
themselves through writing and reading, so the visual and graphic languages provide
them ways of exploring and expressing their understandings of the world.
Watch out for a new generation of Portrait artists coming!