Third graders watched BrainPop video about Mexican portrait artist, Frida Kahlo. We discussed symbolism in her art work and looked at a portrait she drew of her friend, Luther, as as tree. We discussed how she used symbols in the pictures to tell the viewer about her friend, Luther. Third graders were then asked to draw themselves as a tree and put things that make them grow in their roots.
The artwork above was created by Lauren, 3rd grade.
Objective: Students will be able to create a Frida Kahlo inspired portrait of themselves using symbols to express an idea.
ACOS.3.3 Create symbolic works of art to communicate an idea.