Pablo Picasso's life doesn't really fit into our stereotypical view of the starving artist. On the contrary, he achieved great fame and fortune in his lifetime from his art. He was exhibiting talent in drawing almost as soon as he was able to hold a pencil and his confidence was always through the roof. One can say he was a born master and he knew it!
But the great thing about Picasso as a man and as an artist is although he was sure of his talent, he never took it for granted. He pushed himself. He worked hard at his art. He invented new ways of looking, seeing and creating. My favourite Picasso quote is "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." I think this embodies his personality and his work. He not only broke the old rules, he made up new ones!
For our Picasso lesson, we played a game called Roll-a-Picasso. Partly because this type of art is so different that it can be hard for children, even for adults to grasp, so we used the game as a way to free up and let chance take control over what we created today! Take a look at our process and our results!
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 :)