Observations from an Art Teacher. This blog is meant as a resource to share successful lessons, classroom management tricks as well as any other revelations that may occur during the course of a school day. There are also postings now and then that involve assignments for my Walden courses, Master of Education, Integrating Technology K-12.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Picasso Still Life
After studying the characteristics of Cubism and practicing drawing exactly what our eyes see with a still life, these Port Huron Northern high school students recreated a still life in Picasso style. They were challenged to use multi-media, along with multiple view points, geometric shapes, etc. The students were also asked to unify and balance the piece using color, textures, or shapes. They were given free reign as to what media they wanted to use. The students were engaged and excited to bring in their treasured materials from home to use. The students were also grateful to be able to choose materials and media that they felt they could really control and manipulate the best.