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Portrait Making inspired by Tschabalala Self

MCASD presents our new series Family ArtLab: Home Edition beginning with an art making activity for the whole family to enjoy at home. In this project, you’ll make a self-portrait inspired by Evening, 2019, by Tschabalala Self.

Tschabalala Self makes collaged paintings of empowered, jubilant black women using different found fabrics. Self explores how the representation of women, especially black women, can be stereotypical or fragmented, and often erases their personality. By piecing together scraps of recycled fabric she collages individual body parts to generate an animate, iconic female figure whose presence is much larger than the sum of her parts.

You can easily make your own portrait with recycled materials, found objects, old fabrics and clothing, and other items around the house. Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact materials--have fun, and be creative with your substitutes! Once completed you can share it with us via social media or MCASD React.

Materials List:

  • Small Canvas/Cardboard/Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Color Paper
  • Poster or Acrylic Paint
  • Mirror
  • Paint Brushes
  • Tacky Glue
  • Fabric/Scraps of Clothes
  • Permanent Markers

Optional: Glitter Glue and any other material for detail and ornamentation.

View the Family ArtLab on YouTube.

Let’s see your work! Share with us your works of art and tag us:

@mcasandiego, #FamilyArtLab, #MCASDeducation, #contemporaryart, #museumfromhome

Participant holding up their portrait to the camera.
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Evening, 2019 by Tschabalala Self

Evening, 2019 by Tschabalala Self



Post your portrait in REACT by scanning the QR code on your mobile device or follow the link above.

QR code to Evening, 2019 by Tschabalala Self

Let’s see your work! Share with us your works of art and tag us:
@mcasandiego #FamilyArtLab #MCASDeducation #contemporaryart, #museumfromhome

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