With this elementary art lesson, students will be able to create an avatar drawing that represents their unique individuality and identity.
The Avatar Drawing Lesson includes a step-by-step tutorial that makes it easy for students to create an avatar self-portrait that looks like them. They can choose from a variety of features to represent themselves, such as their hair style, eye color, and clothing style. This lesson is not just for students who love art; it is for anyone who wants to express their identity in a unique and creative way.
But this lesson isn’t just about drawing an avatar. It’s about delving deeper into a student’s identity and helping them express themselves in a meaningful way. That’s why I included a mission statement activity, where students can choose to create a mission statement for school, life, or work. This activity encourages students to think about their values and what they want to achieve in the future. I’ve included 3 pages of sample mission statements to help jump-start students so that they don’t get stuck on this step.
This lesson includes 2 versions of the Avatar Guy and Avatar Gal drawing page: (with and without the facial features of eyes, nose, and mouth). This gives students a couple of options for the style of their avatars.
There is a tutorial page about making bold letters, a final drawing page, and a rubric for students to self-evaluate. The bottom of the rubric page has a place for students to write a statement about their identity.
- 12 Slide PDF Presentation about Identity
- 4 Pages of teacher instructions
- 1 Formative Assessment
- 4 Avatar drawing pages
- 1 Final drawing page
- 3 Versions of the mission writing page
- 3 Pages of mission statement examples
- 1 How to Make BOLD Letters page
- 1 Rubric page (2 rubrics per page)
>>>>> A total of 30 pages!
- Watch an Identity Presentation to help them define identity and see identity examples
- Fill out a post-presentation assessment
- Write a mission statement
- Draw their name with bold lettering
- Draw an avatar for themselves
- Fill out a label and rubric
– Provides a unique and engaging way for students to express themselves through art
– Helps students explore and develop their identity through the creation of an avatar
– Offers an opportunity for students to write a mission statement and reflect on their future goals
– Includes a step-by-step drawing tutorial and rubric to ensure success
– Comes with an identity presentation to help students understand the concept of identity
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
I used this resource to establish a theme for sketchbook covers for my 6th graders. It was easy for them to understand and the drawing guides were very helpful for my students.
~ Kaitlin D.
I used this lesson with 3-5 graders and a group of 17 year old autistic students that are artistically about a 4th grade level. It was a successful 1-2 day lesson. Day one we did out mission work sheet. Day 2 we created our avatar. This would be an awesome lesson plan for a sub to use as well.
~ Lisa C.
We are doing a lot of social emotional lessons, and our theme is currently “Identity.” This fit along with it, and I had my students also add positive traits about themselves in the rays on the sides.
~ Ashley H.
✨With Avatar Drawing Lesson, students will be able to express their identity and creativity in a way that is truly unique and meaningful.✨
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This lesson includes the Identity Presentation, so don’t buy it separately.
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