Students learned about artist Chuck Close, and his unique grid style portraits. We discussed the role of portraiture in Art, and how portraits can communicate information about the person. The students used the grid format of Chuck Close to create enlarged self-portraits. Students then learned about the value scale and symbols. They learned how to create a symbol that would be light or dark in value, and how to express something about themselves in their symbols. They then used the variety of symbols to complete their self-portraits.