Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. He had trouble in school but his father, an art teacher, didn’t mind as Pablo preferred to draw instead. He moved to Paris to attend art school when he was 23. He was quite poor and painted sad scenes. This was called his BLUE PERIOD.
Picasso experimented with his art and along with a friend Georges Braque, created CUBISM. Cubists painted objects from many angles and ignored round shapes and the rules of perspective.
Picasso painted mostly from his imagination or memory and preferred to paint people whose lives were important to him. He loved animals and even named his daughter, Paloma, which is the Spanish word for Dove.
Did you know:
• When Picasso fell in love, he painted happier events like circuses and children. This was called his ROSE period.
• Picasso created more than 20,000 pieces of art in his lifetime.
• Picasso achieved much fame in his lifetime
• He put a date on every piece of artwork he created because he wanted to create a timeline of his work
The lessons this bundle use basic supplies: chalk pastels, oil pastels, tempera paint, and acrylic paints. Don’t have on of these supplies? I always suggest alternate ways to color or paint a drawing.
Use the worksheets, printable poster and coloring/drawing guides to make teaching easy.
- Cubist Bird & Fish Project (painting value, abstraction & patterns) grades K-2
- Easy Cubist Portrait Painting (40-minute project using w/c paper & paint) K-3
- Blue & Rose Period Woven Hearts (weaving, painted paper & value) 1-3
- Picasso Face Collage (a fun mix-up spin on a portrait project) 1-3
- Easy Cubism Drawing Projects (paper & marker drawings) 3-5
- Three Musician Cubism Collage (paper collage + video) 3-6
- When Pigasso Met Mootisse (Drawing & Collage & Literature) 2-4
- Le Coq (Abstract Rooster Chalk Art) 4-6
- Portrait of Dora Maar (expressive drawing & painting project) 4-7
Each lesson includes Common Core Standards, I Can Statements, National Visual Arts Standards Checklists, plus a quick Assessment checklist.
- Coloring pages for early finishers or to use as drawing guides
- Picasso artist poster to print
- Student Worksheet (grades 3-6)