The Afterschool Art Class recently explored the works of Pablo Picasso. It was a super fun lesson! We used:
- A short biography of Pablo Picasso
- Some examples of his portraits
- Small mirrors
- A chart of facial expressions
- Student weight paper
- Water colour paints
- Black permanent markers
We talked briefly about Picasso and some of his paintings and then I asked the children to complete their emotion charts by looking at their facial expressions in the small mirrors. When they had completed their charts I asked them to pick two different facial expressions to use in their portraits (Happy/Sad). Each was then asked to draw a practice portrait with two different emotions on either side of the face.
Once finished their practice portraits they were given the water-colour paper to begin their final piece. The pieces were painted using puck watercolour paints. Each student was instructed t use a variety of colours. When the art was dry students finished with an outline of their work.
Great work everyone! Next lesson: The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh