This Watercolor Portrait Painting project by Creativity Lives Here is a fun project to introduce your students to watercolor and the art of painting portraits. This project is very successful with middle school and high school students. Using a reference photograph, turn the photo black and white in Word or Photoshop (directions included). Students will then paint their portraits using positive and negative space.
I have used this technique in my classes and students are always proud of their work. This project will set your students up for success!