My high school students did a color matching project with acrylic. I had students print a color and black and white copy of a photo of their choice. All of the photos were found on the internet, but some had discussed using photos of their friends, etc. I left it open-ended for them in terms of subject matter. I am glad I left it open-ended because the photos they chose all fit into their personalities and interests. This made the project as a whole more meaningful for them.
The objective of the project was to accurately re-draw their photo on 18X24 canvas board using a 1 inch grid and to match the colors in the photo with paint. The results blew me away! I have seen my students change and grow artistically and creatively right before my eyes and it is AMAZING!
I am so proud of my students! What a good good feeling that is :)
This was a huge challenge for my students and they stepped up to the plate...I am so PROUD!