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Mask Self Portraits

Badger Class were inspired by Joan Jonas' performance art and her mask style self portraits. Working in performance, video, installation, sculpture, and drawing, Jonas finds inspiration in mythic stories, investigating texts from the past. The class watched a short film where Joan Jonas describes her approach to drawing and its role within her overall practice. "Drawing is like practicing the piano, because the first ones that I do often don't come out so I have to practice," she says. 


The children then practiced their own work and created their own self portraits and had fun in exploring their creativity through drawing without looking. 

We also filmed some of the portraits to create our own performance style art piece.