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Autumn Portrait Competition

Before photography, painters were the ones who captured life and people through art. Some of the earliest portraits are believed to have been painted onto stone by ancient Egyptians as a way to immortalize their rulers and gods. As time went on artists began to paint every day people and even themselves which is called a self-portrait.


The photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz believed that portraiture painting would become obsolete throughout the beginning of the 20th century and that portraits would only be captured through photography. 

We have a new Art gallery space in school and we would love to display your wonderful artwork. Entries will be judged based on:

  • Likeness- Does your artwork look like you?
  • Use of space- Does your artwork make an impact by using the whole paper space?
  • Character and mood- Does your artwork show your personality? This could be through the use of pattern, colour or expression. 

    Have a look through the work of some modern artists and work from FRJS students; hopefully they will inspire you to create your own self-portrait...

Please complete your design on A3 or A4 paper. 
You can use any medium but might consider:

  • Pencil sketching
  • Painting
  • Chalk or oil pastels

    Please see Miss Moore in 3/2 if you need help with any materials needed.