Expressive Skittle Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download
Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Shape, Color
Art Skills: Photo Manipulation, Color Theory, Mosaics
Art History: Mosaics
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Like we talked about yesterday, I would never do this project again. However, if you are crazy enough to try it, here are a few helpful hints.
1. Gluing down the Skittles is a time consuming process. This project took way longer than I thought it would. However, we made rather large portraits. If I were to do this over again, I would certainly reduce the amount of squares when applying the mosaic filter. Maybe keep it down to 40 x 46.
2. Skittles are not cheap. I Spent over $100 buying Skittles and I bought them in bulk bags at Target, and once Target sold out, at Walmart. The students also brought in bags. However, if I were to do this project again, limiting the amount of squares when applying the mosaic filter would also reduce the amount of Skittles required.
3. Skittles attract unwanted visitors. It was amazing how many students from other classes stopped by just to see how things were going during this project. They didn’t show that type of curiosity when we were working on value scales. We also had ants. If you leave one Skittle on the floor, an ant will find it. That ant will then call all his ant friends because ants apparently like to share.
Here are a few more fun photos of the process!