Picasso’s Three Musicians

Posted: January 29th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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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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No More Stick People!

Posted: January 29th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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To start off the new year in kindergarten we learned how to draw people using shapes instead of making stick people.  Students first did a drawing of a large Raggedy Ann doll by using basic shapes and a variety of lines.  Next, we used Wonderfoam shapes to create a collage of a person.  When the collage was completed, students looked at it and did a drawing of their person using shapes.  After this lesson was complete, we passed a “No more stick people!” rule since we now know that people are made of shapes.

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