Camp: Self Portrait Mini-Camp, Dec 20 - 22, 1PM - 4PM

Location: The Kemp, Dates: Dec 20 - 22, Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages: 12 - 18
Dates: Monday, Dec 20 through Wednesday, Dec 22
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: The Kemp

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Self portraits have been around since the very beginning of human existance.  Artists have used self portraiture to convey a vast array of meaning, from biting social commentary to simply pushing the boundaries of their chosen media and style.
In this teen mini camp, students will learn about the history of self portraiture and work to develop their own statements while exploring what it means to present yourself in your artwork.
  • all supplies provided
  • students will have an opportunity to work in paint or drawing media
  • explore how to develop meaning through portraits, both of yourself and others
Jason Bly, professor at Midwestern State University, will teach how to construct a self portrait in painting and drawing.  Students will learn basic proportions of the human head, learn about their own likeness, and how to use light, shadow, and color.  The class will also cover specific areas such as eyes, nose, mouth, and hair.  Beyond self portraits, lessons lend themselves to drawing others, as well as conceptual character design.  Materials will include wet and dry media in painting and drawing. 


Class Waiver
  • FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18: I acknowledge that my child may participate in a variety of activities provided at the Kemp and I represent that he or she is physically fit to do so.  I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which might be incurred as a result of participating in the program. 
  • FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18: I give permission for my child to be photographed for publicity and/or archival purposes, including but not limited to use on The Arts Council's website, social media site(s), print and electronic newsletters, regional print and broadcast media.

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