WORKSHEET CREATE A SYMBOLIC SELF-PORTRAIT Brainstorm. In the space below, write 10 words that describe you. Choose one or two of those words and come up with a symbol (an image that communicates an idea) that represents who you are. Make a drawing, painting, or collage of yourself, incorporating a symbol into your composition. Reflect. What did you learn about visual symbols? In your experience, was it easy or difficult to incorporate a symbol into your self-portrait?