Monday, March 29, 2010

Picasso Picasso and more Picasso

I am so in love with my fellow art teachers' blogs! I recently stole a fantastic idea from Dali's Moustashe of these marvelous blue Picasso collaged guitars. Following the African masks and the more recent Picasso collage Cubists portraits we studied the parts of a guitar and created our own abstract guitars.

Picasso Exemplar Images

The students were able to choose the body type of the guitar that they liked best. My fantastic teacher's aid pre-cut out several basic shapes for the students to use out of black and what construction paper as well as newspaper. As finishing touches the students used yarn for their guitar strings and cut paper towel tubs as the inverse of the sound hole- just like Picassos wicked sculptures. They students could not wait to do this assignment after seeing examples on the board.

Student Artworks

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks Day!

I completely forgot that it was St. Patricks Day until my boyfriend made me green eggs for breakfast!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From African Masks to Picasso Collages...

The week after the students completed their African masks we switched gears and looked at Picasso's portraits. We talked about geometric shapes and viewing a face from more than one view. The students practiced drawing like Picasso in their sketchbooks, then created a collage and drew their Picasso faces on top of the collages. The results were mixed like anything other projects that we do here at KDS, but several turned out pretty decent! Check out the final results on our Artsonia account! (Link @ the top of the page!)
Sketchbook work
Teacher Sample and Picasso Artwork