My 8th Grade students had 2 weeks left of the quarter and made these Chuck Close inspired paintings of a close up of their eye. I took photos of their face and cropped just their eye. Students drew a half inch grid on the black and white photo that was 3x5. Students then drew a one inch grid on 6x10 in watercolor paper and enlarged their eye by drawing the contour lines. Students learned about monochromatic color shcemes and chose one color to paint their project with while mixing numerous tints and shades of that color to represent the highlights and shadows. This project took five-55 minute classes.