While exploring the idea of identity, I asked the students to think about how they change or stay the same over time. We discussed what culture is and how our culture can help form our identity. We explored different questions to help them define who they are.
The students learned about the artists Chuck Close and Frida Kahlo. We discussed Chuck Close's unique process of creating portraits using a grid method. We compared and contrasted the multitude of self-portraits created by Frida Kahlo.
The students learned about two different grid methods, as well as how to create value in a drawing to make it more realistic. Below are some of the portraits that the students created; each one is very unique to the individual that created it.