Create an experimental self-portrait inspired by the unconventional photography and remixing of materials in the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses.
Paper for collaging (e.g., construction paper, scrapbook paper, magazines, photos, etc.)
Paper for background (e.g., card stock, cardboard, etc.)
Adhesive (e.g., glue sticks, craft glue, tape)
01. DESIGN YOUR PORTRAIT
Reimagine yourself beyond your physical appearance. Your self portrait is a celebration of you!
What is your favorite color? Where would you like to visit or travel to? What images can you include in your self portrait that communicate your personality or how you feel today?
02. FIND AND CUT IMAGES
Using your collage materials, find images and create shapes you can build into your self portrait. You can vary the texture of your paper by cutting, tearing, and layering the images and shapes.
03. CREATE PORTRAIT
Assemble the images and shapes onto your background. Without adhesive, move these pieces across your background to create your self portrait. When you are happy with your composition, paste or tape down your images.
For inspiration for creating your Self Portrait Remix, check out the work of Tay Butler and Karen Navarro in the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses.
About Virtual Open Studios
CAMH’s Open Studios feature activities that draw inspiration from the exhibitions on view to provide an opportunity to explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists.
Open Studios instructions are released on our website at 2PM, the first Saturday of every month. In-person, a limited number of Open Studio Kits are available for pick up between 2-4PM, until we run out. Open Studio Kits include instructions and art supplies to complete the featured project. Each kit will include bonus items such as CAMH buttons, Art Guides, and extra activities. All ages, always free.
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