Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kindergarten - Picasso Portraits

Kindergartners were introduced to Cubism and Picasso with this project.  We simplified the complex idea of perspective in Cubism and decided that Picasso wondered what a face would look like if you could see it from a bunch of sides at the same side.  Picasso didn't want his artwork to look like anyone else's, so he thought differently.  If you looked at a face upside down, the eyes would be below the nose.  From the side, an ear would be right in the middle.  

To make their projects, the kids cut a large face shape out of construction paper and glued it onto a full piece of a different color.  Then, they drew facial features onto small pieces of colored paper, cut them out, and glued them onto the face.  The kindergartners were encouraged to think about how to make their face look different, which is easier said than done, but we're just getting our feet wet in that department.  Take a look at their unique designs.

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