Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Chuck Close Self-Portraits

Kids in 5th grade created self-portraits using Chuck Close's grid photorealism technique.
Chuck Close is known for creating huge portraits of people. At the beginning of his career, he created very realistic portraits (photo-realism). Later in life, after an illness, he found himself confined to a wheelchair. He still continues to create fabulous artwork square by square. Now his artwork is more abstract and colorful in nature.

We started this project with a photograph that we outlined with colored pencil. Next we worked square by square to enlarge the photograph onto large paper using a grid.

Learning Goals: I can...
- Simplify a photograph by outlining facial features
- Use a grid to enlarge a photo
- Tell about Chuck Close
- Express myself through color choice

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