Things to include in student portfolios for art
First Day Drawing
On the first day of school, children draw a picture during arrival time. At the bottom of the page, I have typed “I drew this on the first day of school!”
Children draw pictures of their family members.
This is a sample of a watercolor painting. I like to include artwork with a variety of media.
This is a sample of a colored pencil drawing, which is another type of media for the collection.
In the Fall, we paint a tree using tempera paint.
In the Spring, we mix and use various shades of pink, green and yellow to paint flowers.
I save child-initiated crayon drawings through the year to show progress. These three pictures in the photo were done by the same child at the beginning, middle and end of the year.
I include photographs of sculpture that the children have made. This one is a snake made from Crayola Model Magic.
Children made a collage with beans and seeds.
Art samples made at the paint easels or with collage materials at the art center table are saved. I save least four per year.