For this project, students selected a contemporary artist who has created a body of work within the last 30 years that has the same racial/ethnic background as themselves. They conducted a small amount of research on the artist, about their biography and work. They then created a figure drawing or a portrait of themselves in the style of the artist that they chose, and included 5 points of research that closely relate to their life/work/style. The students considered the importance of identity and the close relationship that it has to everything we do, and all of the work we create.

cooperating teacher

Steven Nau

grade level


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