Students in 7th grade used a photograph of themselves taken by myself in dramatic lighting and gridded out the picture into 1"x1" squares. They then found shadow shapes and highlight shapes in their photograph and used their grid to transfer the shapes thinking about each square as a "tiny little masterpiece" onto a paper with the same scale 1"x1" grid. We then went into the drawing and outlined all the pencil lines in sharpie along with filling in the background. The last step was coloring with colored pencils each of the shapes independently trying to fit at least three colors in every shape. The result.... super psychedelic and groovy self portraits inspired by chuck close but not a direct emulation of his work.