I saw this one on Pinterest and just had to share. It’s a truly great idea that combines technology and art at once. Basically, you have your students (or you) convert famous pieces of art (like the Mona Lisa you see below) into large-block pixels (as below) using Photoshop.
Then, you tell them to do their best to recreate the painting using just the pixels. They can learn to appreciate the subtlety of the artwork, understand the tints, shades, and then figure out how it all fits together.
It’s basically a ‘paint by numbers’ but with world famous masterpieces!
Simple. Fun. Easy to start. Infinite possibilities. Gotta love technology and education!
Curious how to pixelate photos in Photoshop? Click here for a tutorial.
Source of pixelated Mona Lisa: Scotch & Scones