When I told my Art 2 students that they were going to draw shoes they all thought I had finally lost it. Once I assured the kids that I knew what I was doing I had them take several photos of their and family member's shoes. I then reviewed the photos with them and we selected the best compositions. For this assignment all students had to use colored pencils as their medium. I stressed to them the importance of shadows and lights. NO black allowed! All of the shoes had to have several layers of color, even the white shoes had to have other colors blended in. For the most part the kids did a great job and I just love looking at my wall of shoes when I walk in to my classroom every morning.