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6th-Grade Self Portraits

May 3, 2012

from Holy Cross art teacher, Mr. Long –

Holy Cross 6th graders created

self portraits inspired

by artist Chuck Close.

We took a photo of each student, scanned it, made it black & white, and broke it down into 1×1″ segments. Then they drew each one of those segments, one square at a time. It’s a tough assignment to stick with it. It’s tempting to give up and start to draw the whole thing or start shading in multiple squares. But if the greyscale is close and they stick to the one-square-at-a-time method, it’s a no fail project!

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