Join Creative Spark for an exploration of self through portraiture in paper. These step by step guides can be used in home delivered kits, in-person classes or hybrid sessions. Send images of completed work to and join our Enduring Inspiration virtual community exhibition.


Select one of the three portrait projects to begin. Print the step by step guide for that lesson. Gather glue, scissors, pen/pencil, and a colored paper along with a card stock paper for your canvas. Participants can either use a photo as a reference, a mirror, or their imagination. Identify the major shapes in the figure: circle for head, ovals for eyes, rectangle for mouth, strips for hair, etc. These can be sketched in pencil first on your canvas or an a scrap piece of paper. Using scissors cut shapes from the colored paper. Being creative with color choices as you see fit. Put your figure together layering paper adhering it with glue and allowing time to dry. Details can be added with pen or marker. Take a photo of the completed piece and send to to be included in Enduring Inspiration, a virtual community exhibition.

Group Size Time of Day Duration Acuity Level
Any Any 1 hour Assisted Living
Independent Living
Long-term Care
Memory Care
Skilled Nursing/Rehab
Facilitator Gender
Any Coed
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Worksheets can be included in kits and delivered in participants room.

Sessions can be conducted via zoom.

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