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Sunday, December 13, 2009

4th & 5th graders get "close" with Chuck Close!

4th grade and 5th grade students studied the art of American artist Chuck Close. They got close to Close by using their photographic image and expanding that image into a self-portrait.
4th graders used an ink pad and their fingerprint to create value and shading to their image.
5th graders expanded their already learned drawing skills and used pencil to create value and shading to their image.
Both groups of students began their study by completing a value scale and developing their shading techniques by using a variety of shading methods that included hatching, cross-hatching, blending, and stippling. See their wonderful creations - I am so proud, but not surprised by these AMAZING artists!!