In the Art Room, the 4th graders’ Portrait Project was tied into their civics lesson and to the 2016 election. We looked at election posters and the common trends among them. The students also learned facial proportions and how to draw a face. They challenged themselves to draw and paint a realistic face. Also, the students chose words to promote making the world a kinder, better place. We discussed the Carmel Academy Values Covenant and other words that can heal and help. They glued their words and portrait on their hand-decorated backgrounds. The students should be very proud of the portraits and the beautiful messages of their chosen words.