All students will be able to Investigate art concepts such facial proportions, expressive mark making, the grid method of drawing by listening, writing, and creating a correctly proportioned grid portrait.
Meet the Artist Chuck Close
Charles "Chuck" Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Close is known for using creative and intricate patterns to portray a human portrait. Though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors.Chuck suffers from prosopagnosia (face blindness) and has suggested that this condition is what first inspired him to do portraits.