Memoir Day 2: Self-Portrait as Memoir

Today was all about how self-portraits can lead us into memoirs.

  1. We started class by organizing our binders! Your English binder can be left in the classroom and should have five sections: Information, Literature, Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary.
  2. Then, we made self-portraits in string on our desktops. Each self-portrait had to reflect our personality in some way. This was an abstract thinking exercise.
  3. We then dove into examining self-portraits of other artists. We looked at and discussed four self-portraits using this handout: Self-Portraits and Author’s Purpose

Four self-portraits

(There are links to more detailed pictures here.)

We wrote down what we noticed and discussed the artist’s purpose for making the image. In some classes we moved on to taking notes on Author’s Purpose.

HW: None