Art Students Use ‘Micrography’ to Create Self-Portraits

Art students of Ms. Cheyenne Helman at DuBois Central Catholic High School recently experimented with the technique of charcoal-transfer to aid them in creating a drawing of themselves using micrography, which is a graphic reproduction of an image using only miniature, handwritten words in pencil.   Helman explains, “Word choice was up to the students, with most choosing words to a favorite song, poem, or words relevant to them.    Helman adds, “Students had to pay extra-special attention to the size of each letter to ensure an accurate self-portrait, and they rose to the challenge and created some amazing pieces.”



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