Draw a portrait

Practise the language of physical appearances by using portraits drawn by your pupils.


  • To draw the parts of the face carefully to complete a portrait or self-portrait with correct proportions.
  • To name and describe the different parts of the face.
  • To discuss physical appearances.


Portrait worksheet or white paper, pencil, crayons, coloured pencils or oil pastels, a small mirror (if drawing a self-portrait).

Language/skills focus

Parts of the face: eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, ears, cheeks, chin, nose, mouth, forehead

Adjectives to describe physical appearances

My, his, her, this/these, is/are

Author: Jane Martin

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