Monochromatic Portrait Painting


To prep this assignment, You will want to take digital pictures of your students and then adjust them in Adobe Photoshop Elements. I include this in my digital lessons and have all students do this assignment. Print them out in medium contrast black and white. Students will then use this image to paint their own face in a monochromatic scale. I will also allow them to use this assignment in their color section in addition to a color wheel if they want to do a different Value assignment. (from

Suggested List of objects:

  • Scissors
  • Cookie cutters
  • Light switch and outlet covers
  • Empty plastic tape dispensers
  • Rulers, including the plastic triangle and fancy edge kinds.
  • Stencils
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