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Lesson Plans

working with learning disabilities

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Nancy DuVal (nrduval)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 20:58:25 -0400

> Dear Sharon,
> A painter you might consider for your "winners" course, is Chuck Close.
> As a young boy he became involved with art as a way to overcome his
> learning disabilities. As he said, "Most educators in the 1940's didn't
> know about LDs or dyslexia. In 1988, Chuck who was 48 and a working
> painter, suffered a collapse of the spinal artery which left him
> partially paralyzed. He paints in a wheelchair using various hydraulics
> to lift himself and the larger than life portraits he paints.
> Book: Chuck Close Up Close, by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan,
> DK Publishing, Inc.
> ISBN 0-7894-2486-X
> Video: Chuck Close, A Portrait In Progress
> Home Vision Arts
> 4411 N. Ravenswood Ave., Third Floor
> Chicago, IL 60640-5802
> I hope this helps,
> Nancy DuVal from Royal Oak, MI