So I went to visit Josh (the hubster) at his middle school, which lucky for us, is right down the road from my middle school. While Josh as in a meeting I
My students used this rubric (feel free to use it). The art teacher at Josh's school has his students trace the figure from a transparency, but we just used a window. I know, I hate tracing too, but my students did a grid self portait and a grid flower, so they are highly familiar with how to draw it on their own, but this was just a time saver. The actual drawing isn't the meat and potatoes of this project anyway...but if you hate tracing so much you could do a grid drawing first.
They loved this project, it was easy enough and challenging enough for strong art students and students who had just taken one art class in their life to complete. They also took ownership in the project because they were able to pick their Celebrity on their own.
What is your favorite project that your students have been working on?