This is one of my favorite projects to do and probably the most difficult project that 7th Graders do in art. We first started with a week of learning how to draw the face, then we talked about the artist Chuck Close and how to use a grid. We then took the students picture and placed a grid on their paper, and their photograph. The students then went square by square and drew their face in. After that was done they then went in and colored the whole page. This was done on 18x24 size paper so this project took most of the semester so far, but I think it was worth it. Here are a few examples and I may be posting more.