Self #214. 1987
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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…
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
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrHkKXFRbCI) 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…
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!
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