Monday, October 29, 2012

Picasso Monsters

The 4th grade students learned about the artist Pablo Picasso through a power point.  Picasso was born in Spain and has become one of the world’s most famous artists.  The students were able to see the progression of his different styles of art.  The Blue Period was a time that was depressing and sad for Picasso.  He showed this through painting his artwork in all different shades of blue.  His next period was called the Rose Period.   He used more bright and cheerful colors.  This was a more happy time in Picasso’s life because he was involved in a relationship with his future wife.  The period that Picasso is most famous for is CUBISM.  Cubism is using various shapes to create multiple viewpoints.  Picasso love to use people as his subject matter.  The 4th grade students created abstract monster faces using multiple patterns in the cubism style that Picasso was so famous for.
(Thanks Mr. E for the great lesson idea)



  1. What kind of patterns did you use for this project? I would really love to try this lesson with my students next year!

  2. Got the idea from Mr. E's blog, I did not used any patterns. Students had to create an abstract/organic shape for face and trace cut out on a second color. THen Cut one in half with the center face line and glued ontop of 1st. Then added all the details with contruction paper and oil crayons and finally some glitter.