Migrant Education of Philadelphia

Spring 2014
Classroom Teacher: Nicole Prum
Teaching-Artist: Aki Sare

In this residency, students created self-portraits incorporating photography and hand-painted type. Writing in both English and their first languages, students used their names and words that held personal meaning. Students made decisions to reveal or conceal parts of their head with text, creating a dynamic tension between type and image. Students also hand-painted typography onto their own hands. Students added more and more type until their hands became one solid color.