#1 I created 25 different "cards" with each one showcasing a different style of portrait. It had a photo example, a title and a written definition. I also listed the medium that would be used.
#2 The students "drew" a card to find out what their portrait style would be. I allowed them to trade among themselves at their tables.
#3 The students spent 3 weeks working on designing and creating a self-portrait that reflected the style of their card. They finished the lesson by writing an artist statement for their display.
Reflecting on the lesson, it was really neat to see everything happening at once BUT it was too much. Every medium was out. Every student was working on something different. Everyone needed something. However, I loved all the unique ways they solved the "problems." If I do this lesson again, I will be drawing a single "card" for each class period.