Make Your Own Pointillism Self-Portrait
Chuck Close is a famed American artist who creates larger than life portraits of people he knows. His artwork is made by creating a grid over a photograph then carefully re-creating the picture square-by-square onto a canvas. Close uses a style of art called pointillism, creating the final image using lots and lots of small dots that, from a distance, blend into one complete picture. Teaching your child how to use pointillism is a great way to encourage creativity and teach him about a new kind of art. Using cotton swabs and some black and white paint, he can easily make a special self-portrait of his own.
What You Need:
- Picture of your child, photocopied in black and white, measuring 4" by 6"
- Black marker
- White paper, cut to 8" by 12"
- White and black tempera paint
- Cotton swabs