Workshop || Art of the Self Portrait

Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face or what’s behind it?

– Pablo Picasso

The Self Portrait is a visual diary –a recording the artist presence in time and place, as well as illustrating his/her progression as an artist in himself.

In this session we look at and discuss the art of Self Portrait- from faces on coins to metal engraving on ornamental door, from large format oil paintings to intimate drawings and from formal black and white photographs to present day selfies.  Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Diego Velazquez,  Edvard Munch,  Pablo Picasso, Frieda Kahlo, Helmut Newton, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Sarah Lucas are some of the artists we will look at among many others.

The workshop is for everyone who wants to extend their appreciation of contemporary art. All you need is a curious mind, a questioning attitude and a desire to “see” beyond the image.

SEE/DISCUSS:  Extensive slideshows that engage you in an active dialogue, even heated debates on art. This session will allow you direct access into the creative mind and help you gain deeper insight into artist intent and process.

DO/CREATE: Specially designed art exercises that will enhance learning and allow us flex our creative muscles. The art that we look at will be the inspiration for creating our own self portraits.

WHATS IN IT FOR YOU: Take a peek into the intriguing and fascinating world of western art. Come away with an altered perspective on how artists and designers communicate and express their ideas and create artworks that defy categorization or definition.

Explore what it means to be an artist – Get creative and discover the sheer joy of making art. 

Free Admissions:

Date: Saturday, 23rd September, 10.30am – 3.00pm

Venue: DGP House, 4th Floor, 88C, Old Prabhadevi Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400025

Contact Number: +91-9819669774

Request you to bring the following supplies for the workshop please.

Camlin Oil Pastel or any other brand – 24 shades
Black Marker (thick) – 1 No
Black Micro Tip Pen – 1 No
Sketch Pens/Felt Pens – 12 colours
Old Magazines

Other decorative supplies and paper will be provided by the institute.

Look forward to seeing you all at 10.15am for the workshop.

Art of Self Portrait Workshop