This lesson was a blast to teach and the kids’ work looked amazing. I was able to bring in a real guitar that they broke up into shapes and were able to reproduce and use in their work. They were able to write about Picasso in their art logs using their “art vocabulary” which made the lesson even better. I used books, posters and handouts. I even played some guitar music in the background as they worked.
Grade level/Course: Grade 2-3
Essential Question: What is Cubism?
This is a quick 30 minute lesson I put together as a filler for one of the kindergartens that were ahead on their lesson. When they were all put together on the hallway billboard- they looked great!
Essential question: How will you use the lines and shapes to create a balanced composition?
Materials: 12×12 White Paper, Blue, Red, Yellow, White and Black Construction Paper, Glue, Scissors- Pre-cut the black construction paper into 3/4×12″ and 1/2″x12″ strips for the black lines.( this can be modified if more time is allowed using primary colors and black paint.)