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Chuck Close Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to study and explore the biography, paintings, and photography of Chuck Close. Students will view and analyze his work, read about his life and legacy, and apply his techniques in class.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of techniques used by Chuck Close in their own art work
  • discuss and analyze art created by Chuck Close
  • recall and retell Chuck Close's life

Length:

  • 1 hour plus time for art work

Materials

  • Images of work by Chuck Close
  • Abstract Expressionist art images/examples
  • Materials as needed to create art, such as paint, canvas, paint brushes, cameras, paper, etc.

Key Vocabulary

  • Dyslexia
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Abstract Expressionism

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.7

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

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