CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS OF BEETHOVEN: A SLIDE SHOW KIDS DRAW BEETHOVEN IN MUSIC CLASS The drawings in this program are portraits of Beethoven created by my students at 3 rural schools in Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Every 5 years my music students participated in an in-depth study of Beethoven. They listened to Beethoven's music with the goal of hearing selections from all 9 symphonies.
One of the favorite activities was when 7 and 8 year old children drew Beethoven's portrait, based on the 1818 charcoal sketch by August von Kloeber. These slide shows present work from the 2001/2006 and the 2011 units; note how many of the children captured the mood of the original portrait.-EJH