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Chuck Close Art Lesson - A Group Project

 

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A GROUP PROJECT INSPIRED BY THE ART OF CHUCK CLOSE
  • A GROUP PROJECT INSPIRED BY THE ART OF CHUCK CLOSE
  • IF YOU CAN DRAW SOMETHING LIKE THIS.....
  • AND TRACE A GRID LIKE THIS.....
  • AND PAINT IT LIKE THIS.....
  • AND ADD SOME PATTERNS LIKE THIS.....
  • AND GET SOME OTHERS INVOLVED.....
  • THEN YOU ARE READY TO ASSEMBLE THIS.....
  • INTO OUR LARGE SCALE PORTRAIT

 

Introduction

 

This art lesson is a group project for up to 20 students. It is inspired by the large scale portraits of the American artist, Chuck Close.

The lesson begins as a project on color and ends up with a surprising 'reveal' as a large scale portrait.

The creative outcome of this lesson depends on the teacher contolling the information and instructions that the students are given. These guidelines are necessary to ensure that the different sections of the image work together when finally assembled to form a unified portrait at the end of the lesson.

  • As a starting point, each student will be given one part of an unidentified portrait that has been cut into twenty sections.
  • It is important that the students do not know the subject of the portrait to increase element of surprise at the end of the lesson when all 20 sections are assembled to reveal its secret identity.
  • To assist the teacher with the preparation of this project, we have created free ready made sets of portraits. Click on each of the images below for plan of that portrait and a set of 20 abstract images which combine to make up that face. You may print and use these for your group. The templates from our Pop Art Portrait Lessons can also be adapted for this project.

 

On the following page you will find more detailed instructions on how to use our ready-made templates or how to develop your own images for this project:

Chuck Close Project - Part 1

 

On the following page you will find the detailed instructions that each paricipant should follow in order to color and pattern their individual section of the face:

Chuck Close Project - Part 2

Readymade Sets of Images for the Chuck Close Project

 

You can click on one of the links below to download a complete set of images for each of these lessons.
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