artistic noise: art from the juvenile detention system and beyond Portrait Project
Shown here: Untitled, by Tarnisha

This project was developed to allow students to learn from German Expressionist woodblock prints. This project was such a success previously that we have implemented it again this year with Brooklyn Art Therapy Probation Program. The young artists created self-portraits highlighting how they evolved as a person and grown in the last year. The participants studied the historical context in which the German Expressionist prints were created and how the events in the world affected the portraits created during this time period. Like the German Expressionist artists, students discussed as a group the issues in society personally that affect their lives. They then created their own self-portrait prints to further explore these issues.

Teaching Artists: Lauren Adelman, Yasmine Awais & Sergio Perez