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Boyz 2 Men (Photoshop and Drawing) continued

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This week, the boyz2men met up again on Wednesday. The boys continued to be working on their ‘photo shopped’ self portraits. Some of the boys learned to shade using oil pastels, and made excellent colored drawings of outfits and mystical creatures, such as a fire face dragon. As usual we took a break for some delicious sandwiches and snacks as treats for the boys' participation. After that we then sat around the table as a whole to do some quick exercises in which we did mark-making drawings to how we feel with certain music. We then collaged the mark-making drawings to make a background for the self portrait.

-Hareem Qureshy

Movie Review, Self Portrait, and Media Arts Combo...(Boys2Men)

Last Wednesday, the boyz2men group started a new workshop, with an artist-teacher, Hareem. The project was, or rather is, for the boyz to take a quick peek into the future and create a photoshopped self portrait of how they see themselves at the age of 30.

Last week, we started some quick drawings individually (which were very well made) of our role-models, and then of our selves. Along with our future goals, we discussed personality traits we aspire to have. Mustafa’s role model was his friend, who play soccer with him, where as Lam had a bit of pinpointing one specific role model, but could say with absolute surety that when he grew up and got rich, he would not become snooty- and would always share what he has, and always donate to those in need.

After a yummy snack, the boys looked at some examples similar to what is expected of them. We then moved into the computer lab, and begun our self portraits. It was here that the aspiring entrepreneurial CEO, Basboos, began digitally creatin…