Great for leading into creating own self-portraits. Helps students gain an understanding of the message, principles/elements used and space/composition by analyzing famous artist's self-portraits. (self-portraits worksheet)
framed self portraits of my son's class for the school auction - we made the mini frames out of brown paper and put all of them in a larger frame.- I love the way their personalities came out in their drawings.
“In each studio there is a human being dressed in the full regalia of his myth fearing to explore a vulnerable opening, spreading not his charms but his defences, plotting to disrobe, somewhere along the night ― his body without the aperture of the heart or his heart with a door closed to his body. Thus keeping one compartment for refuge, one uninvaded cell.” ― Anaïs Nin, Ladders to Fire // photo Hiroshi Sugimoto