Chuck Close

Collection by Mary Frei

Mary Frei

Gridded Self Portratit

Wow...this one took ..awhile... X.x Well, I think that this is one of my personal best and I'm pretty proud of it. i hope you guys like it as much as I do.:D Tools: Colored pencils

Self #214. 1987 Yuri Y PORTRAITS  color pencils on paper

Self #214. 1987

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Chuck Close at work

Art Studio America

One editor treks around the country to visit 115 contemporary artists, from Marina Abramović to Cory Arcangel

Chuck Close painting with an airbrush

Painting / Chuck Close | AA13 – blog – Inspiration – Design – Architecture – Photographie – Art

Ces portraits gigantesques incroyablement détaillés sont de l’artiste peintre américain Chuck Close.

mona lisa- pony beads



Post-its: "3rd grade student looking for his square in our Chuck Close reproduction!"

Getting CLOSE in the Art Room!

(Well, actually the cafeteria wouldn't fit in the art room!) The week of September 11-17 was National Arts in Education Week! ...

Kids Art Market: ASAP: Chuck Close Pattern Hand draw an object, make a grid on top of it. paint object warm or cool, paint the background the opposite, making patterns inside each square

ASAP: Chuck Close Pattern Hand

DISCUSSION: All Student Art Project (ASAP) what is it? How does it work All Student means that every student that takes art class has participated in some way in the final product. Often times in art class the final project is used to generate funding for art supplies, etc. Other Discussion topics: Pattern, printmaking, warm and cool colors ARTIST: Chuck Close Born July 5, 1940, American Artist He is a painter, photographer, and printmaker. Close is a builder who, in his words, builds…

Chuck Close grid portraits: proportion, values, patterns and textures; develop contrast through values

Art Lessons: Chuck Close Grid Drawings

Students will show an understanding and awareness of the work of Chuck Close. Understand how an artist gets ideas. Use ruler skills in creating a grid - develop skills in enlarging a composition using a grid. Study proportion. Recognize values and create values using line, pattern and simulated textures. Develop Contrast through values.

For the Love of Art: 6th Grade chuck close inspired self-portraits

For the Love of Art

This was a great lesson that focused on problem-solving and graphic design. We learned about the history of the very first Keep Calm and Carry On poster from this awesome video ( and then discussed the story and also the art occupation of graphic design. Students had to come up with their own Keep Calm slogan, including a creative and effective logo or symbol that represented their slogan. They did 4 sketches, chose one, and used stencils to trace…

Video Lecture: Chuck Close, part 1

Video Lecture: Chuck Close, part 1

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Mrs. Kamp's Canvas: Adventures in Middle School Art!: Chuck Close Inspired Self Portraits

Chuck Close Inspired Self Portraits

Last year at the NAEA Convention, I had the very exciting opportunity to see contemporary American artist Chuck Close speak. His lecture inspired me to spice up my usual 7th grade portrait project and attempt a painted piece like his. Close has been a leading figure in contemporary art since the early 1970s. He is best known for the monumental faces he has painted in thousands of tiny airbrush bursts, thumbprints, or looping multi-color brushstrokes using an abstract, highly illusionistic…

Chuck Close-esque Paper Mosaics! - Artsonia Lesson Plan

Chuck Close-esque Paper Mosaics!

Artsonia is a gallery of student art portfolios where young artists (grades PK-12) display their art worldwide. We have a vibrant community of art teachers who also share their ideas and lesson plans.