The learning objective of this project was to mix 2-3 colors together to create variations of colors. This will prepare the students for working with oil paints in high school. We discussed layering and I had them create color swatches prior to starting on the project. To move away from working with a photograph or mirror, I had the students draw themselves based on how they think they look. It was interesting to note the neck sizes, lack of ears, shoulders, and other facial features they learned in previous years. All chose to draw the portrait full front, no one drew themselves from an angle-though one student did draw herself slightly off centered and smaller (I've included that below). Below is a selection of student outcomes.