Abstract Self-Portrait

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October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, register by clicking the RSVP button above or by emailing programs@smithcenter.org.

You will receive the Zoom information no later than the morning of your program.

with Martina Sestakova 

Many artworks have been created about the self. In this workshop, join art educator Martina Sestakova in a visual exploration of your senses and what makes you a unique self. We will take a look at the works of artists such as Sonia Delaunay and Paul Klee, while we write, share, and work in watercolors. Abstract art will allow us to create an insightful self-portrait. No experience needed.


Suggested Materials: 

  • 3-4 sheets of watercolor paper (9″ x 12″)
  • 1 cup for water
  • Paper towels
  • Watercolor paints (tray or tubes)
  • 1 watercolor brush (or a variety)
  • 1 pencil
  • 2-3 sheets of paper for sketching/note taking
  • 1 eraser

Suggested Donation: $10

About Martina Sestakova

Martina Sestakova (owner at RADOST) engages in textile design, painting, and art education. Martina creates scarves that invoke stories of life experiences. Her scarves have been featured on Voice of America and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). In her paintings on yupo, she communicates words through colors and shapes. Her artworks have been shown at the Adah Rose Gallery (MD) and Latela Curatorial (DC) and other art institutions. As an art educator, Martina offers workshops and brings creativity to the public and communities with limited access to the arts. Martina Sestakova resides in Kensington, MD.


October 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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