bug portrait

 

Portraits are drawings or paintings of people.  Portrait artists are commissioned to create portraits of individuals and families.  The art student will be asked to put himself into the role of the portrait artist.  Instead of creating a portrait for a person though, he is to select an insect and pretend that the bug has hired him to make him look his best.  After sketching out some ideas for his bug, he draws and paints the bug.  A picture book such as Mr. Bumble by Kim Kennedy can be added to the lesson as an example of a bug with personality.