A portrait can simply be a beautiful rendering of a person or it can pack a visual punch. Before an artist can share a message through a portrait, he or she must learn to accurately represent the face.

At the start of the school year, students in kindergarten through second grades were given handheld mirrors and the challenge of creating a self-portrait to represent their facial features. Students were also encouraged to add a touch of artistic personality to their works of art.

Franklin County kindergarten siblings Trista and Briar Wheeler created their self-portraits using crayons, then added a yellow watercolor wash over their drawings.

Scan the Seahawk Arts QR Code to view Trista and Briar's recorded artist statements. You’ll need a QR Code reader and a smartphone or tablet equipped with a camera. Once you have a QR Code reader installed, open it and hold your device over a QR Code so it’s visible within your smartphone’s screen.

When you correctly hold your smartphone over a QR Code, either the phone automatically scans the code, or you may have to press a button to snap a picture, not unlike the button on your smartphone camera.

Your smartphone will read the code and navigate to the intended destination. It may take a few seconds on most devices.