Each student had to digitally edit a picture of themselves to then work from using a grid.
Once students transfered their images by drawing in the shapes of value from the photo onto the paper (going square by square on the grid), they then had the task of selecting which materials they were going to choose to fill in the value.
Students selected a diverse array of materials; some of the materials they had used before and some were experimenting with media for the first time.
This is always a fun project to teach because it incorporates math, history, social issues, and art. I know some of these students are planning to put their work in the Sargent Art and Celebrating Art competitions - GOOD LUCK!