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Wed, Jul 22



Identity and Self Portrait - with Annabelle Schneider-Farris

Throughout art history, artists have reflected on their lives through the tool of self-portraiture. How we see ourselves influences our perspective, decisions, and the daily experience we encounter as Jews. We will be exploring self-portraiture as a means for self reflection and growth.

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Identity and Self Portrait - with Annabelle Schneider-Farris
Identity and Self Portrait - with Annabelle Schneider-Farris

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

This live workshop by Annabelle Schneider-Farris will be exploring power of self-protraits and how shape and colors are tools for connection and expression. This workshop is geared towards teens. (please check calendar for additional age group listings)

What you'll need:

A mirror in a comfortable place to draw/paint.*

A fine-medium tip pen or sharpie

An assortment of colors (e.g. markers, colored pencils, and or watercolors)

Your choice of either canvas, computer paper, or any surface you feel comfortable drawing/painting your reflection on.

In this workshop you will:

- Explore the relationship between shape and color psychology as tools for expression.

- Assess how other Jewish artists express themselves through self-portraits.

- Choose three key identity traits to include in self portrait

Artist's Recommendations & FAQ

If possible, use paper that matches the your medium of choice (colored pencils, watercolor, markers etc). Check first to make sure your medium doesn't seep through the paper and onto your table. 

Q: What if I don't have a mirror, can I use my phone's camera? 

A: First check to see if you have another reflective surface that could work. I don't recomment the using phone cameras because its distorts your image. Yet if its all that you have, we'll make it work! 

Q: Do you have a preference between markers or colored pencils?

A: Both work! I recommend the use of markers for the bright colors and ease of use.

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