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Chuckclose: Photo-realistic Drawing Lesson


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This power point goes with a lesson in which students learn about the life and work of Chuck Close and create a photo-realistic pencil drawing from a black and white photo of a face using the grid method.

The beginning of this power point is a game which is meant to be an ice breaker for the students. The students are give the challenge of figuring out what the picture is before it is completely filled in. I allow the students to shout out ideas while I write them on the board. This helps rid them of some of their inhibitions so that they will be more willing to participate rather than passively listen (or worse yet, not even listen.)

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Chuckclose: Photo-realistic Drawing Lesson

  1. 2. Chuck Close How did he make photorealistic large-scale drawings?
  2. 3. Almost all of Close’s work is based on the use of a grid as an underlying basis for the representation of an image. <ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for interuptions </li></ul>Benefits of Using the grid method:
  3. 4. Chuck Close: the art of making enormous paintings from small fragments. In 1988 Close suffered a spinal artery collapse and became a quadriplegic. He continued to paint…
  4. 5. Three things to remember <ul><li>Compare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul></ul>