I AM Self Portraits

Jaime Lyon [ view artist bio ]

The “I AM self portrait” workshop is a visual and language workshop that will allow students to explore their true selves. Self-portraits and descriptive words (for example I AM strong, I AM happy, I AM afraid) will be used to create an artistic portrayal of the student. We will review and explore historical and current self-portraiture, using art to build self-confidence and learn tools to increase esteem.


"The students were actively engaged throughout the presentation. Ms. Lyon was able to turn even the most reluctant student into an artist! Her techniques were easy to follow and very age appropriate. In a short amount of time Ms. Lyon exposed the students to the Mona Lisa, drawing techniques, and adjectives...truly a multi-disciplinary experience. Her enthusiasm is contagious!"

- 2nd Grade Teacher


Also available as a multi-workshop residency using an amazing journal filled with self-worth and positive self-talk activities. The journals can also be purchased for single workshops and used for follow-up activities by teachers.


To schedule this program contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at booknow@kcya.org.


Grade Levels: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,High School,All Ages

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day; $3 materials fee per student; cost per journal tba / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Weekdays

Program Length: 45-60 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: I AM self portraits

Requirements: Ideal materials school supply: Projector or smart board for slide show; art supplies (sharpened pencil, eraser, markers, crayons, colored pencils,glue sticks & scissors). If multiple workshops are booked, teacher artist should set up in one room and have students come to her. If this isn't possible, there needs to be extra time between workshops for tear-down and set-up. Teachers must be present at all times during workshop.

Standards: 6.7 6.7 Uses descriptive language that clarifies and enhances ideas.7.3 7.3 Engages in active listening.15.1 15.1 Understands the visual arts in relation to history and culture.15.6 15.6 Knows how different media, techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.15.7 15.7 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts.15.8 15.8 Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts.

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