Picasso’s Three Musicians

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Pablo Picasso is one of the world’s most famous and well known artists.  Third and fourth grade students were introduced to his work by being asked “What do you see?” in his painting Three Musicians.  Students carefully observed the shapes, colors, patterns and people and objects in the painting.  Did you know there is a dog hiding under the musicians?  For the first lesson students learned how to draw a checkerboard and a harlequin pattern using a ruler.  (A checkerboard is made from squares and a harlequin pattern is made with diamonds)  The next week students were asked to create three characters of their own design using oil pastels.  A requirement was that they have a checkerboard and a harlequin somewhere in their drawing.  They created some very interesting characters!

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