Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Self Portrait Bulletin Board

SOMEday.... I'll have a little more time to put my bulletin boards together.  Right? :)  I wish I had more prints of self portraits, I think I need to make a list of what prints are in the art room so I can see which categories I need to add to.  Anyway, even though it took a long time to get all my students' self portraits finished, I got them all hung in the hallway in time for parent teacher conferences.  I wanted to put up a bulletin board that would explain the assignments and ideas, show some examples from Art History (self portraits by Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol), and give the students reminders of what they had learned.

I will be posting about the self portraits soon, you can click on the picture to enlarge and read a description.

I couldn't find very many quotes about self portraits.  I could only find one quote about self portraits!
"I paint self portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best." 
-Frida Kahlo
I also threw in a quote about portraits in general, because I thought it was funny, and to remind my students that their artwork doesn't have to be perfect!
"A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth." 
-John Singer Sargent


  1. Crystal Productions has an excellent set of self portrait posters....you need to look in the catalog though under the "Take 5"prints... love the bulletin board too!

  2. I really like the bulletin board! Bulletin Boards overwhelm me! I feel like it takes FOREVER to hang stuff at my school! Probably doesn't help that all the walls are brick and I have to use a hot glue gun to hang everything! Did you paint the swirls on the orange backgroung yourself? It's very festive!

  3. Yes, I painted the background of the bulletin board so I don't have to cover it with paper every time... I am really enjoying planning the bulletin board!

  4. Hey......I'm posting a photo of this on my bulletin board blog and a link to this blog post. I hope that is okay with you. If not, let me know and I'll take it down. This is a nice bulletin board. jan www.bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com

  5. I like the information you added to your self portrait bulletin board. I'd like to add some to my similar board www.artfor1170.blogspot.com
    I left last week and figured I'd add some information in the fall. You gave me some great ideas.