The assignment was to carve out a self portrait using cardboard. We first painted the cardboard white in order to achieve a higher contrast between the facial shapes and the background. Students took self portraits on the computer (looking for a high contrast image) and then Photoshopped that image to include only the most basic shapes. From there, students printed out the image (reversed) and transferred it to the cardboard. Then, cutting and carving began! The process worked well for most students, but some students struggled, which is completely OK! How can we learn without failing?
I've included some of the successful pieces below. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments section.