Tuesday, May 26, 2015

4th Grade Chuck Close Self-Portraits

This was a very involved lesson.  We continued to learn about the very influential artist, Chuck Close, throughout the weeks of the lesson.  I highly recommend watching this video to learn more and hear about his amazing story in his own words.  We made the lesson more 2015 by taking our own selfies to start out as our self-portraits.  (Chuck Close started with photographs too!)  Next, we took a stencil and repeated it a few times over our selfie.  Using the same stencil, with the same shapes throughout our picture, helped to created a sense of harmony.  We created contrast by choosing warm and cool colors to use.  For an added challenge, some of the students added value!

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