Analyzing a self-portrait
(grades 4–6)

Barbara Astman examines and communicates aspects of her identity in her series of self-portraits, I as artifact. The short video and accompanying lesson plan are filled with imaginative activities that draw from the ideas of family and design.

Developed and recorded by Sonia Riabtchik, Agnes Student Docent. This video is accompanied by a lesson plan geared towards elementary school students grades 4–6.

AGNES Learns is a digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative.


Featured Artwork

Barbara Astman
I as artifact
2014, digital print on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper
Gift of the Artist, 2020

AGNES thanks the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Image Credits

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