APSU Notes

ART 1035: Introduction to Art
Art Project: Self-Portrait

Due: Sunday April 10, 2022, at 11:59 PM

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how art expresses individual and group identity
  • Discuss how art serves as a commentary on society
  • Explore your identity through art

Required Materials (dependent on which medium you choose to complete your self-portrait):

  • Drawing utensils
  • Painting supplies (watercolor or acrylic paint)
  • Two-Dimensional Images from photographs, magazines, or other papers
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks or Adhesive
  • 9x12 or 11x14 piece of paper


  • Create a self-portrait of yourself by either drawing a self-portrait, painting a self-portrait, or creating a collage about who you are.
  • If you choose to draw or paint your self-portrait
    • Using your sketchbook, draw or paint a self-portrait
    • The self-portrait should fill the majority of your page.
  • If you choose to create a collage about yourself
    • You will completely cover a page from your sketchbook with images and words that tell who you are
    • This will be your expressions of your identity: personal, religious, cultural, etc.
    • Use images of things that make up your physical life
    • Overlap the images so that you cover the whole surface of the paper.
    • None of the background paper should be visible.
  • Photograph or scan your self-portrait and submit your assignment on D2L in either .jpg or .pdf.

You will be graded on effort, not artistic skill.

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