With just about 30 minutes you can create a remembrance portrait to add to this gallery.
The short, instructional videos will work for anyone, especially people who think they can’t draw at all. We encourage you to make a portrait and to send a copy to us for inclusion in the gallery. Here’s how.
- Charcoal (available from art supply stores)
- Black and white pastels (such as Nupastels)
- Paper to protect the table and paper towels to clean up
- About 30-45 minutes
- If pastels aren’t available you can use black and gray crayons.
How to guide
- Choose one of the subjects in the gallery or use a photograph of someone you would like to commemorate.
- Watch the 8-minute video “Art lesson: Movement of light and shadow.”
- If using black and gray crayons watch the video called “Painting with crayons.”
- Create your portrait.
- Write your own first name and last initial on the front of the portrait.
- Take a photograph of the portrait and submit it to us for inclusion in the Portrait Gallery.
- If your subject is someone not in the gallery, please share the story of the person and tell us what it felt like to make the portrait.
Art lesson: Movement of light and shadow
Art lesson: Painting With Crayons
It’s best to use a black and white photograph that’s a close up of the head. Download the documents below for how to prepare a photograph to use, obtain art supplies as well as background information and a detailed lesson plan. ART SUPPLIES FOR WORKSHOPS The memory project educator guide How to Prepare your Photographs