Student Work: Frida Kahlo Inspired Self-Portraits

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In her class The Art of the Unexpected, Sharon McKeeman takes her love of art history and explores a groundbreaking artist and painting each week with her students. Discovering the WHY and HOW behind the creation of these revolutionary artworks inspires and guides students into creating their own unexpected images.

Class is currently in session and during the first week students experience Frida Kahlo and her surreal, symbolic self-portraits. The images that the July group of students created were so visually powerful and emotionally meaningful that we had to share them with you. Below are each of the student’s portraits, exploring topics ranging from motherhood to illness, and everything in between. Following them are the two self-portraits that Sharon created and included in the lesson. The featured image above is by student, Brianna Wallace.

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Melissa Gray

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Niki Boon

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Liz Godfrey

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Lara Shoop

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Karen Kirsch

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Juli Isola

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Mary Pat Reeve

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Sarah Swanson

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Sharon McKeeman

We can’t wait to see what else will be created during this class and the rest of our July block! The next session of The Art of the Unexpected will be in November so mark your calendars if you’re feeling stuck in a rut or like you just need a little extra inspiration.




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