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Call for Student Artists: Planet Youth #therealselfieproject in support of youth mental health


PLANET YOUTH 2020 presents #therealselfieproject in support of youth mental health

This is a student art outreach and gallery show at the Elora Centre for the Arts, featuring selected work from elementary and high school students from across the community (JK-grade 12).

Stage 1: Reflection

Students are asked to spend some time reflecting before they begin their project.   What makes you unique?  How do you see yourself?  Where are you when you are your best self?  What does your healthiest self look like?  What is the good and the not-so-good parts of yourself?  Is there an experience that you’ve had that best describes you?  It might be helpful to write down your thoughts and see where your writing takes you.

Stage 2: The Project

Once you have come up with some ideas about yourself, consider if you will show one side of yourself, two sides or all sides.  Consider if you will present your creation as a self portrait, landscape (a place where you get recharged and feel your best), abstract (using colour and shape to express), collage (multi-media), sculpture or photograph.

Stage 3: Artist Thoughts

Upon completion of the project, student artists are asked to write and reflect on the outcome of their creation (knowing that what you initially started out with as your plan may have evolved and changed).  Artists can answer one or more of the following questions – What have you learned about yourself?  What side of yourself are you showing and why?  How can you encourage others through your portrayal of yourself?