Our Mixed Media class is almost done with their group projects based on the artist Chuck Close.
Students used the grid enlargement process and oil pastel to complete this large-scale drawing.
Here are some works in progress!
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I am enjoying how the Self-Portraits are coming along so much that I had to post some works in progress.
After the students are finished painting (like the example on the top left), the last and final step is to outline the facial details in black sharpie marker to make them stand out. I love this project!!
Currently the Drawing/Painting class is creating self-portraits based on the unique artist Chuck Close.
Chuck Close is famous for his wonderful portraits with a unique Grid Enlargement process used to create them after he was paralyzed in 1988. The projects should be completed by the end of the week.
The first images below are examples I showed the class to get an idea of the final look of the project. Below that are works in progress from class today.
Projects should be completed by the end of this week or early next week.
The Chuck Close inspired projects are moving along in the Mixed Media class. Students created their grids, transferred their chosen image, and are now painting. The grid lines are used to create squares of warm and cool colors. The next step is still a mystery to them, updates to come soon! :)