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Self Portraits

Create a self-portrait and express your inner self!

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Plan

  • What materials do you need for this activity? 
  • How long do you need to complete this activity? 
  • Where will you complete this activity? 

Do

  • Create a self-portrait using paper and art materials. 
  • Have a discussion about what makes you unique. What things make you special?
  • On the front of your paper draw your self-portrait and write some words about how you think people see you (ex. messy, loud, silly, kind, sporty, plays hockey, tall, etc.) 
  • On the back of your paper, write some words you think about yourself (ex. Loves cats, likes the colour purple, likes to play hockey, etc.) 
  • Hang up yourself portraits and have a discussion about the things that people see on the outside, and all the other things on the inside that they don’t see. 
  • Talk about how some people judge us based on stereotypes and that it can be hurtful.  

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?  
  • How did you feel sharing the qualities about yourself? 
  • What would you change next time?

Materials

Paper and drawing materials

Keep it Simple

Draw a self-portrait, display them so you can see everyone and all their uniqueness! 

Take it Further

Write a list of some qualities that you would like to have. How will you achieve these goals?