7th and 8th graders impressed me so much using the grid system to create a self portrait. I took all of their photos with sunglasses on, I didn't want them to worry about drawing eyes, because that is the hardest part to make look realistic. They folded their printed photo into 24 sections, and recreated the same grid on their final paper. They drew their photograph with pencil, learning how to shade different facial features and hair. Then, they used colored pencils to draw a dream of theirs inside of their sunglass lenses.