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Unit 1-Collaborative Mural

Can a single piece be both collaborative and individual? In this unit we will be looking at how individual parts come together to make a whole and what methods artists use to enlarge images.

Review of value and how different lines and techniques can be used to achieve value. See handout

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 One tool artists use to enlarge and duplicate is a grid. this allows the artist to concentrate on one piece of the image at a time. View gridding practice sheet.

Specific artists that inform this unit are Chuck Close and Robert Silvers. You have been given a brief intro, for homework research these artists in more depth.

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Pearl Earing by Robert Silvers

Pearl Earing by Robert Silvers

close up

close up

 Robert Silvers is a contemporary American artist who patented the term “photomosaic”. He uses millions of tiny photographs in order to make a bigger picture. Most of his subjects are either portraits or re-creations of known works.

Self-portrait by Chuck Close

Self-portrait by Chuck Close

close up

close up

Chuck Close is an american painter first known for his impressive large size photo-realistic portraits. Due to illness Close is now partially paralyzed but continues to work and impress his audiences. Chuck Close has taken “gridding” to a whole new creative level.

GALLERY

Seong eun

Seong eun

Jun Woo

Jun Woo

Anudari

Anudari

Bandi

Bandi

Ian

Ian

Justine

Justine

Justin

Justin

Khristian

Khristian

Mathias

Mathias

Misheel

Misheel

Peruvbat

Peruvbat

Pulee

Pulee

Sodbileg

Sodbileg

Soe E

Soe E

Teresa

Teresa

Tiffany

Tiffany

Now that you have a good idea of value and gridding it is time for the final challenge! To work collaboratively on a single final piece. This will be an acrylic mural so we must first become comfortable with the medium. 

We have an image of an eagle (as we are the ISU Golden Eagles) which I have tiled into 25 squares. Students at random will pick one square from a hat to paint. Ms Sudra will do the plain blue ones. You must work together with your partners left and right as well as up and down from your square. Every piece is important in order for it to come together as a whole.

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eagle1

the finished masterpiece

eagle2

proudly presented by 8th grade (and Ms. Sudra)

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