Princess and The Rock

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Where did you put my nose, Mr Picasso?

I'm so glad to be back! I hope you've noticed my absence due to my laptop crash. :(

Last Saturday, I shared some photos of what we've done on the theme of Picasso on Facebook and Instagram. Now that I have my lappie back I can show you the steps. You won't believe how easy it was!

First Daddy gave a brief introduction of the famous Spanish artist, Picasso. Princess and the Rock were shown some of Picasso's signature artworks and his sketches.

Next the children learnt to copy some of Picasso's one-liners. First they traced the drawings then they tried to replicate the drawings on their own. I was rather impressed with Princess's effort in this exercise; she indeed managed to copy the images with one stroke without lifting the marker at all!

Finally they tried to make collages in the style of Cubism. "In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form" (Wikipedia, "Cubism", para. 2). Daddy tried to make it more fun by having Princess and The Rock cut up their own photographs and reassembling them into "funny" portraits.

Step 1: Section the photograph.

Step 2: Cut out the sections.

Step 3: Assemble the collage. (We used the same photograph
as a template for the first round to make it easier.)

For the later rounds, there was no template to work with
so they could be as creative as they wanted.

Princess' artwork

The Rock's artwork


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