I was inspired by great blogs such as Art is What I Teach . There are others that have wonderful tutorials of how to do similar project that I don't have the links too as well. If you know of a link to add to this post, let me know. It is something I always wanted to give a try and now I have.
Students were instructed to enlarge their image using a grid process. I asked them to leave their grid behind and use for different color groups for each area (shirt, skin, hair, and background). It was the my first project for these students mixing acrylics. I learned a lot from this project and I know the kids did too.
Update: After posting this I have had a couple of bloggers send me links. Check out the following for spin offs on this lesson. Organized Chaos, and Artsology.