this is a 2 part project starting with tessellations. students use a square of poster board as a template. They design their own tessellation and then apply it to a background. they are then painted in with acrylics using either a warm or a cool color scheme. Meanwhile I take their photographs and I digitally manipulate them using photoshop. I adjust the contrast, changing to grayscale then posterizing it for the students. I print this off and then go back to photoshop and flip the image. 1 more print in we are ready to trace. students put their image on a window and trace the value shapes. the resulting image looks like a paint by number project. using their original photographs for guidance, they paint in different values of color. this is then cut out and glued on top of the Tessellation page.