Today at WordPlay Saturday, as with every 4th Saturday of the month, the theme was All About Me. Our Scholars explored the concept of visualization, sketched self-portraits, and wrote poetry in a young writer’s circle led by Corey Burdine.
For the first part of the workshop, students filled out a diagram detailing their thoughts on the meaning of the word “visualize”, followed by a group discussion on the subject.
Next, students were given mirrors and drawing utensils with freedom to engage in any style of self-portraiture they pleased.
The circle contained an eclectic mix of artwork. Some students opted for a more classical style portrait while others took a more abstract approach: skulls, eyebrow-less faces, and hot pink skin tones appeared in the lineup of portraits today.
With their portraits completed, students began writing poetry pieces about themselves to accompany their art. Afterwards, those who volunteered had an opportunity share their work with the circle.
Upstairs, our Cincy Scribes wrote poetry based on the theme of conquering personal fears.
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