Virtual Self Portrait Workshop with Self Help Graphics
Joan Zamora
Wednesday, Jun 2 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
FREE with support from the LA Department of Cultural Affairs Register

Bookings are closed for this event.

Pieter welcomes Self Help Graphics for a special workshop with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs.


Join us for this workshop where participants can explore colors and symbols to create a self-portrait that speaks about their personal narrative. Participants will also learn new 54321grounding techniques.


Participants will use found objects and supplies to draw a self-portrait and frame it with symbols or colors that represent specific aspects of their personal narrative: Current emotion, daily struggle, cultural roots, favorite hobby, creative outlet, favorite fruit/vegetable, something you want to change in the world, or something that inspires you.


What You’ll Need (*All materials are not required. Use what you already have in your home!): 
1 .Pencil and Eraser
2 .Paper or Watercolor Paper
3. Something to color with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paints)
4. Cup of Water
5. Paper Towels
6. Coffee or Tea to stain paper
7.Piece of cloth to cut
8. Scissors + Glue or Tape
9. Large Plate



Joan Zamora is a multimedia artist who came to the United States illegally at the age of eight from Mexico. Her homes have included: Bell Gardens, Panorama City, Sun Valley, London, San Francisco, and South LA. She earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in painting and photography. Her art focuses on creating surreal landscapes and portraits based on her experiences as a community activist. In 2016, she helped cofound Ni Santas collective, an all women of color art collective that offers monthly free art workshops.She currently lives in Boyle Heights and works with students in special education in Koreatown.



Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists. Our multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.


Portrait by Joan Zamora
Portrait by Joan Zamora