Colourful Blind Contour Portraits

Visual Arts

April 12 – June 25

Get inspired and express yourself through art, dance, drama and music activities!

Blind contour drawings are fun and full of unexpected surprises. They challenge our concentration and are a good way to learn how to see details. You must focus on looking at what you are drawing and not at your drawing itself. The best part is you can improve quickly with practice. This video uses the blind contour technique as a starting point to make a colourful self-portrait. 

Recommended Age: 8+ 

Materials: 

  • Mirror, cell phone or tablet on selfie mode 
  • Pencil  
  • Bond paper, card paper or watercolour paper (heavier paper may be preferable for the finished portrait) 
  • Black Sharpie or other permanent marker 
  • Watercolour paint and a paint brush (you could also use coloured markers or crayons)

Colourful Blind Contour Portraits

Visual Arts

April 12 – June 25

Get inspired and express yourself through art, dance, drama and music activities!

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