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Self Portraits For The Future

October 9 - 14, 2022

Christine Garvey  ·  christine-garvey.com

Workshop at a glance

Examine your self-portrait to reflect on identity and experience using 2D material explorations.


  • Photocopying and transferring
  • DIY block printing
  • Simple bookbinding
  • Drawing mixed media techniques


  • Using mixed media
  • Block printing
  • Photocopy transferring materials


  • Create a series of mixed media works on paper
  • An artist’s book

Artist Bio

Christine Garvey is an artist and coach based in Austin, Texas. She taught at the University of Texas at Austin, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Garvey received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal, and a BFA from Washington University in St Louis. Her paintings have been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions the Galerie Circulaire in Montreal, Sur La Montagne Galerie in Berlin, and the International Print Center in New York. Garvey is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2016 Fulbright Research Grant from the Italian Commission, Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship.
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Workshop Description

In this course, students will examine the self-portrait as a means to reflect on identity and experience within a particular context. Students will be shown various 2D material demonstrations including photocopy-transferring, DIY block printing, book-binding, and mixed media techniques. These methods will give them a jump-start into drawing from and reflecting back the world around them. Each material technique will be paired with a conceptual exercise that will allow students to reflect critically on the history of self-portraiture, and consider how this creative gesture can capture something both personal and universal about a particular time period. Open to all skill levels.


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