Saturday, November 5, 2011

Artist Study: Picasso

We studied Picasso during the month of October. Jack enjoyed learning this more than the Mozart study because there were more fun projects. Maybe we'll focus more on artists this year--flexibility is a big advantage in homeschooling!

Some of the books we used. The Dropping in on Picasso DVD was fun!

The Boy Who Bit Picasso was probably the best book we read.

This one was sort of a game book. You see a close-up of a piece of art and try to guess what it is before you see the entire work. Several of the pieces were easy for us because we had seen them in The Boy Who Bit Picasso.

I ordered this one for Alice. It's really more of a farm theme--the rooster painting is the only Picasso--but she enjoyed it.

I came across this how-to book at the museum gift shop last week.

One week we painted Picasso cookies!

Celebrating Picasso's birthday (October 25) with cake

We did a variation of an idea I had seen in several places.

Jack liked recreating some of Picasso's drawings.

We also got to see a couple of Picasso's works of art.

It was fun to be able to see them in person!

A few other fun things:

Jimmie's Picasso Study

Blue Guitars

Three Musicians Collage

Picasso Face Pictures



Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
~Pablo Picasso


Phyllis said...

This is a wonderful post loaded with so many resources. Thank you. I agree with you...a long detailed study of one artist is so much better than a one-artist-a-week study.

Rachel said...

You do the funnest things in your school! I want to be in your class! Love the bulletin board... now I want to find room to put one in my house.