This afternoon we took a look at one of Pablo Picasso's famous paintings entitled Bouquet of Flowers. Picasso is best known for developing the cubist style of painting, but his work spanned many decades and he created works of art in all media and in many different styles. I drew their attention to the simple lines and bright colours used in the painting.
Picasso's painting was done for a peace demonstration in Stockholm Sweden in 1958, (Picasso also designed the international symbol of peace the Dove) but we will mimic his simple style as a symbol of love for Mother's Day!
They simply traced their hands and drew in several flowers close to the top of the page. I gave them the option to draw in different types of flowers and drew some ideas up on the board. I know some of my 6 year olds might look at Picasso's simple flowers with disdain... but I didn't expect every single one of them to snub Picasso's flowers! lol Regardless of the type of flowers they chose to use I think we still captured the essence of the painting.
Take a look at their beautiful creations :)
Mother's Day is coming up so I wanted to help my Picassos do something extra special for their moms!
Our project today... a portrait of mom but mounted on colourful paper and staged as the cover of People Magazine's Mother of the Year issue... lol. Super cute but jam packed with techniques on drawing and painting portraits.
Take a look at our lovely creations!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)