Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Grade 2 Picasso Portraits
For the first time this year, second graders learned about the
famous artist Pablo Picasso. Picasso was born in Spain, and began painting as a very young boy. Even though Picasso could draw and paint very realistically, he chose to represent what he called "Cubism" in his artwork. Cubism was described at the time as looking like "Broken glass". Figures, colors, and shapes were painted more abstractly, as if they were viewed from many different angles. Portraits were even portrayed with having multiple sets of facial features with simplistic, bold shapes and colors.
Second graders were first given a mirror, and taught how to realistically draw their own eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Students then drew a face, hair, neck, and shoulders keeping in mind the orientation of a classic "portrait". These drawing where then glued together in a manner of the student's choice (EX. eyes in the wrong spot, 2 noses). Lastly, students painted their Picasso Portraits using "fun", "unrealistic" watercolors.
The effort and interest that the second grade students put into this project made astounding, beautiful results!
Great Job Grade 2!