Title: ‘How Are You Feeling?’

Artists: Sidmouth College Students aged 11 to 14 years, 2021

Graphic Design: Yvonne Quirmbach

Funded by: Arts Council England/Sidmouth Town Council

How Are You Feeling?

Every SSA project is about learning, finding out what matters and building self confidence: core for our health and wellbeing. Art, music, poetry, film - whatever the form, nurturing creativity is key for Young People.

A composition of 60 self-portraits, line drawings in black and white.

Each portrait is an expression of individual identity, capturing thoughts and feelings which reflect the everyday and the not so everyday of life during Covid.

Collectively the artwork reflects different outlooks of young people in Sidmouth; humorous, fleeting, whimsical, random, sad, happy and reflective. This piece is a narrative of its time, gives voice to our young people, respects difference and is a reminder that creative activities can help us to share How we are feeling.

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Drawing with David Shrigley: top tips for building confidence to draw self portraits for students at Sidmouth College.

Everyone knew the task wasn’t easy and we all worked together to be positive about each other's work.
Sidmouth College Student

Photography credit: Sarah Hall