Draw and Paint a self-portrait

Learn about the art of self-portraiture with this Future Creatives activity for ages 11 and up, by University of the Arts London.

Creative Activity


The term ‘self-portraiture’ refers to a style of art in which an artist depicts their own self-image. Many famous artists have created self-portraits through the medium of painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Through the process, you can gain deeper insights into your own identity, emotions, and sense of self. Examining your features, expressions, and body language can prompt reflection and self-discovery. Start now!



University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. It offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion,communication and performing arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Designing the 2022 QS World University Rankings®. The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.