This 12 slide Power Point presentation begins by stating what the elementary student already knows, they are an artist. It then follows with teaching that all artists create self-portraits and since they are artists they will create a self-portrait. In the middle are many, many examples of famous artists' self-portraits for inspiration. It is easy to focus on an artist, a specific media to use, or drawing technique. It ends with a list of what they will need and steps to success.
This Power Point will inspire your students to create and create confidence in their ability as they tackle reproducing their image. The presentation has them use pencil for their initial drawing and Sharpie marker to outline but leaves open what media to use to add color (if desired) or ways to finish the background. It is short enough to get any project you choose started in the class period but has enough imagery to excite the student and inspire creativity.