Paper Bag Self Portrait
In many ways, self portraits are more than just therapeutic, they are a chance to look through adidas sale the eyes of the artist and into their soul, their feelings, and their personalities. In an attempt to share this with the kids at the Cultural Arts Center, I had the kids see this for themselves by devoting an adidas sale art class to this phenomenon.
I first handed out brown paper bags to each child, then asked them to begin thinking about how they see themselves, what their thoughts are in regards to themselves, and how they believe to be viewed by others. We began to draw, with crayon, on the outside of the paper bag. The outside was meant to depict how the kids believe that they look to the world. Than we moved on to the inside of the paper bag, in which we used color, line, and design to depict how we feel on the inside.
Most of the outside of the bags showed happy kids, huge smiles, and bright colors, with the exception of a few sad faces. The most interesting part of this project was getting to see the inside of the paper bags. For the final step we cut the eyes out of the front adidas sale of the paper bags so that others could see inside. There was about an even mix of paper bags adidas sale with bright swirls of color and dark angry bursts, it was as if I could see the pain and heartbreak some of the kids were going through, as well as the joy, hope, and happiness that they all possess.