Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Picasso Portraits

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Some of my classes in First and Second grade have been learning about the art of Pablo Picasso. They were especially interested in his portraits and the students found his work very entertaining. We spent some time talking about how Picasso was very brave. He was not afraid to make art that was different and didn't care that people were critical of him. These classes are creating Picasso inspired portraits. They started with a brush and black paint that they used to "draw" their portrait. I demonstrated how they could hold their brush straight up and down with their elbow up to get a nice clean line. I love the appearance that this technique of painting creates. In the following weeks, the kids will add line designs with oil pastels and paint over them with a watercolor wash. I will post more pictures later! Enjoy the works in progress!