August 26–27, 2023

Self-Portrait Activity

Drop-in Workshop


Self Portrait Activity

Photo courtesy of the artist


From our eyes, to our mouth, to our hands… to our favourite things, our clothes, and our surroundings. All of these things make up who we are. But how do we really see ourselves? 

When the great Dutch painter Rembrandt went bankrupt, he chose to save one thing from his seized possessions: the mirror. He did so because it allowed him to continue to paint self-portraits.  

Today, our lives are filled with camera filters and informed by various voices. But if we slow down and take a careful look, who do we see? Self-portraits are not only pieces of art, but also a way to learn about ourselves and the people around us.  

What does your nose look like? Does your outside match your inside? What makes you, you? Pick up a pen and look in the mirror. Follow in the footsteps of master painters and draw your very own self-portrait. 

Dates & Times

August 26
3pm – 4pm

August 27
3pm – 4pm


HarbourKIDS Tent

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON