Craft Live: Self-Portraits – Context

Artist adding context to a protrait

For more information

  • This event has taken place
  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email:
  • Full Price: £20.00 Other concessions available

Reveal your identity and heritage in a self-portrait on our online course

Self-portraits reveal something about the artist beyond a likeness. Our tutor, artist Leo Crane will encourage you to find a context for your own self-portrait, drawing on our rich collections. By using paper collage and drawing, you can incorporate text, maps, inspirational figures or social history into an image of yourself, revealing something of your identity or heritage.

This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before. There will be an opportunity to ask the tutor questions during a Q&A, and have conversations with your fellow participants in virtual breakout rooms.

Please note: materials are not provided. We’ve designed the course to make use of items which you may already have at home.

Live captions will be provided by Stagetext.

You might also like Self-Portraits – Style on 11 January 

The British Library is a charity. Your support helps us open up a world of knowledge and inspiration for everyone. Donate today.


Name: Craft Live: Self-Portraits – Context
Where: Online
When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Student: £16.00
Registered Unemployed: £16.00
Disabled: £16.00
Senior (60+): £18.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546