Paint Your Selfie!

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Express Yourself

Self-portraiture is a timeless technique, and in the 21st century has become a popular form of expression in photography, giving birth to the glorious Selfie.

Over two days, young people aged 8 to 14 took the idea of the selfie to a fresh level through careful observation and painting. After pairing up and painting each other, they moved onto painting their own image, first from imagination and then with a variety of mirrors and viewpoints.

Guided by tutor Paul M Jones, they discovered the value of how they paint and how they choose to express themselves through this medium.

Part of Barnet Libraries’ Year of Learning 2019 youth positive activities, in partnership with Barnet Youth Engagement, funded by Arts Council England.

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Gallery of work

Thanks to all the talented young artists who dedicated themselves so fully to their portraits. Here are some of the results.