Saturday, August 11, 2012

WIN THIS SHIRT by Rama Hughes

Hello portrait party-goers,

An afternoon with my kids inspired me to design this shirt.

You can win one! All you have to do is:

Follow THIS LINK to Log in with your facebook account. Give the design a 5. Leave a comment at the bottom of the Threadless page. When the shirt is made, your comment will enter you in a drawing to win the shirt!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol


Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rising art star when Andy Warhol took this picture of him (above). Andy Warhol, on the other hand, was a bona fide celebrity. Jean-Michel was so starstruck that he fled the scene, went home, and painted this portrait of the two of them (below). He gave the painting, Dos Cabezas, to Warhol and, thanks to this impromptu portrait party a fast friendship was born.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

christine castro hughes & rama hughes

christine and i found time between the feeding, burping, rocking, and pampering of our newborn baby daughter to have a little portrait party last night.

and, yes, i am completely bald now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Portrait Party in SchoolArts Magazine

The Portrait Party is featured this month in the April 2011 issue of SchoolArts Magazine!

If this is your first time visiting this site, I'm sad to say that it's not as happening as it used to be. The best online portrait parties can now be found at Julia Kay's Flickr page (for the general public) and at Art Ed 2.0 (for art teachers only). Of course, the very best portrait parties will happen at your school, in your living room, and wherever you have a chance to draw with a friend.

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Portrait Party Bulletin Board


Kristine Johncox set up this portrait party bulletin board for her elementary students to share their portraits. She wanted to start an interactive display where kids could complete enjoy portrait parties with family, friends, or classmates either in or out of school.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

julia kay's portrait party


way back when i started this blog, i invited everyone i knew to start a portrait party of their own. i'm happy to say that julia kay took it so far as to start her own online portrait party over on flickr. for those of you who miss the heyday of this blog (when i had more time to manage it), hop over to her party and see what she's up to. the artwork is gorgeous.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

lslds & mr hughes


every time i complete one of these student portrait parties, a new wave of them crashes down like a tidal wave. drawing one student (always belatedly) reminds a dozen more that they want to trade portraits also. i'm not complaining! it's a fun problem to have. you'll have to believe me that the swaps here represent the tippity tippiest tip of the iceberg. at the end of the year, i'll post a photo of the whole kaboodle. so, you can see the sea of drawings through which i've been swimming.