These worksheets will help you teach your students how to create believable portraits that boost their drawing confidence.
Are you uncertain about your own portrait skills? Improve your abilities along with your students and never dread the "How do I draw people?" question ever again!
"My students would always ask me how to draw a real person because they felt like they could only make cartoony or stick people. With the help of The School of Atelier Arts, I was able to give them the tools to draw more realistically and save them from the frustration of not being able to create what they envisioned in their mind."
- CAITLIN BLUDGUS, ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER -
"My students were always intimidated to try and draw realistically. With the help of School of Atelier Arts resources I now know how to help them experience success with their drawings every time! Their confidence is through the roof!"
- NINA DIRIENZO, HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER -
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FEEL INTIMIDATED ABOUT TEACHING PORTRAITS.
When my students first started asking me to teach them how to draw people, I was intimidated. I didn't really learn those skills in my own college classes. How was I going to teach them something I didn't know?
Then I came across something called "Atelier Training", which is a method for learning how to draw and paint realistically.
After studying full time in ateliers for 5+ years, I made it my mission to share what I learned with my fellow art teachers through the Ateliyay! Curriculum.
I want to help art educators like you teach their students amazing drawing skills using methods that have been handed down from artist to artist for centuries.
"Every year students are scared to start portraits in my classroom, and at first I was too. Especially since students don't want to be embarrassed and want to do their best. With the help of School of Atelier Arts and their resources, I have been able to help my students create successful portraits, which has also boosted their confidence! I am extremely thankful for these resources because they offer skill-based lessons that give my students a strong foundation for their artworks"
- ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER KELSEA FISCHER-
Our worksheets start off with super easy and accessible concepts to build student confidence when drawing portraits.
Our worksheets help you to avoid student overwhelm by teaching just one simple drawing concept at a time and then scaffolding the different skills.
Our 50+ worksheets have easy-to-follow instructions, making them a no-prep solution for remote work or sub plans.
Our worksheets include a range of examples that are inclusive and diverse, making sure all of your students feel represented in the portrait learning process.
Our worksheets are professionally translated into Spanish so you can provide meaningful learning for your ESL students.
TEACH IT BETTER
Our worksheets help fill in the gaps for art educators who feel uncertain about teaching portraiture.
"Drawing self portraits can be daunting on so many levels. We begin with a "test" to see what they remember, then spend a few weeks using SAA's methods to be able to map out their facial features. The scaffolding skills gives them confidence over time and a likeness to their portraits."
- Art Teacher Cyndi Noyd, 1st-12th Grades -
Yay! Portraits is a collection of more than 50 worksheets that teach students an approachable method for drawing portraits.
It's a digital product that is delivered via a PDF download to your email account. Please note that sometimes school districts block large downloads like our worksheets, so we recommend using a personal email address for purchasing our digital products.
In Yay! Portraits Worksheets you get:
This is not a book, it is a comprehensive worksheet packet for teaching portraiture. Please keep in mind that all materials are delivered digitally in PDF format.
At this time our YAY! PORTRAITS WORKSHEETS is only available in digital PDF format. You can print the entire bundle and have it bound or keep it in a 3-ring binder, or you can print just the pages you need.
YAY! PORTRAITS WORKSHEETS will be delivered digitally, via the email address you provide at checkout. It should arrive within 5-10 minutes of your purchase.
If you went unexpectedly remote and need quality teaching resources that students can do from home with limited supplies, these worksheets are for you.
If your students are asking you teach them how to draw "real people" and you aren't sure how, these worksheets are for you.
If you are an overworked art teacher struggling to find meaningful and engaging lessons with resources that represent a diverse student body, these worksheets are for you.
If you teach a portrait unit already but are getting lackluster projects from your students, these worksheets are for you.
If you are looking for quality resources in Spanish for your ESL learners, these worksheets are for you.
If you already know how to draw and teach portraits to get wow-worthy work from your students, these worksheets are probably not for you.
Worksheets are labeled with a "B" (beginner) "I" (intermediate) "A" (advanced) or + (combining previous skills together). By using these labels as a guide, you can find the right level of challenge for your students.
SAA purposefully avoids using "elementary", "middle", and "high school" to label these worksheets, because many students enter high school with no art experience. They might need to start at a beginner level, and seeing "Elementary" on a worksheet is demoralizing for them.
Yay! Portraits Worksheets regularly costs $49, but is available to you through this special offer for only $39! In return, you get ready-to-go curriculum that requires zero setup to help you get wow-worthy portrait work from your students. The value of seeing your students' confidence in their drawing skills rise? Priceless.
We offer a 30 day money-back guarantee that you will love our resources. If you aren't 100% satisfied, simply email us within 30 days at firstname.lastname@example.org for a full refund.
"'I can't draw' is my favorite quote in my high school art class. The School of Atelier Arts with Mandy Theis has given me the tools to allow my students to discover that yes, they can draw a portrait AND be successful in that endeavor."
- Brian Tepper, High School Art Teacher -
"My students lacked the confidence to draw realistically until I broke it down into simple steps I learned through The School of Atelier Arts. Having students repeat the process ... I learned has enabled students to draw beyond their expectations."
- Martha Garcia, Middle School Art Teacher -