Art Projects are always a balance of instruction and choice. The more instruction the teacher gives the stronger the work the students create, However... the more that the teacher influeces the art the less creative freedome the students have and the the more all the projects look the same. So teaching art is always a struggle between these two. For this project I asked students to draw the sole of their shoes and then create themselves standing tall. From there the students made most all the choices, they had their pick of paint, markers, crayons, colored pencils or mixed media. They were free to design the background and the clothes they way they wanted to. Students loved the freedom to create their own way, I love the variety in this project.