Exploring The Self
15 Ely Place
Young people aged 13 and over are invited to join artist Vera Klute in this bespoke, once-off workshop which will explore traditional and contemporary portraiture in art, with a particular focus on self portraiture and the modern obsession with editing and curating one’s own image through digital media.
The workshop will include a visit to the portraiture room in the RHA Annual Exhibition, which has been a feature of the exhibition for 188 years, along with an introduction to Vera’s multidisciplinary practice, including her own pieces in the exhibition. Participants will create their own self portrait and encouraged to consider how they would like to represent themselves, thinking about pose, content, composition and media.
The workshop, although structured, will provide a range of materials, supporting the young people to develop their own unique style of self-portraiture, including the use of mobile phones, drawing, sculpture and painting.
Where students do wish to use photography or video, we ask that they bring their own mobile phone for the workshop.