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Related Projects and ActivitiesIncorporating into the classroom the process and collaboration exhibited by Chuck Close has been successful. The following links direct you to various web sites that showcase student projects and outline the lesson plan and objectives of the utilization of Chuck Close's approach to facilitate the learning process.
Chuck Close Inspired Self Portraits
Large, mosaic-like oil pastel drawings. Students learn
about digital photography and how to use a grid method to
enlarge the proportions of their faces.
Students explore the grid-method of self portraiture using a
combination of transfer techniques.
Self Portraits and Realism
In this lesson, students look at examples of self portraits
which reflect a concern for realism and then attempt to draw
portraits of themselves in a realistic manner.
Elementary Project about Color and Chuck Close
This project will introduce students to the works of Chuck
Close and give them a spring board for experimentation with
color and portraiture.
Texture / Value Portraits
In this lesson, students create self portraits using the grid
method, showing value in their portraits using texture value
Double Self Portrait
This assignment introduces students to an artist who overcame
learning and physical disabilities and became a successful
contemporary American artist. In addition, it exposes students
to the use of a digital camera; challenges them to imitate the
style of one artist; gives them a concrete understanding of the
design element value; and shows a connection between the use of
technology and art.