For our second project in 8th grade we are working on oil pastel self portraits. I am having them use the 12 x 18 paper. They feel overwhelmed, some of them. But I am trying to get them to let go of the "I can't do that" and just TRY!!!! So, I took pictures of their faces close up. Then I used photoshop to desaturate and turn up the contrast. Then we looked at SouthColonie Central High School Art Gallery's of portraits by drawing and painting classes.