Year 8 self-portraits on a skate deck

15 September 2022

Each year, Year 8s are excited to begin their contemporary self-portrait on a skate deck. It is one of the first opportunities where they can create a work that personifies their specific interests through visual expression.

To assist their decision making they are encouraged to choose a word or a theme.  We also look at a range of works where artist use text in imaginative and metaphorical ways. In addition, we explore in class, the symbology of colour and experiment with a wide range of materials to apply paint. It is always inspirational to see the diversity of works on display and discover with interest the self-portraits the students have portrayed.