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1st Grade: Introduced artist Pablo Picasso. Read "Just Behave Pablo Picasso". Simple contour drawing with black oil pastel. Warm/cool watercolor scheme.  Inspired by: http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/09/16/easy-picasso-faces-art-project/

1st Grade: Introduced artist Pablo Picasso. Read "Just Behave Pablo Picasso". Simple contour drawing with black oil pastel. Warm/cool watercolor scheme. Inspired by: http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/09/16/easy-picasso-faces-art-project/

VISUAL ART: Picasso Masks you could be really creative and make the masks out of clay and have the kids design their own mask with different features and colors

Art Lessons for Kids - Make a Masterpiece Picasso Mask

VISUAL ART: Picasso Masks you could be really creative and make the masks out of clay and have the kids design their own mask with different features and colors

3rd grade value sky snowman painting; 12"x18"; lesson by art teacher: Susan Joe

3rd grade value sky snowman painting; 12"x18"; lesson by art teacher: Susan Joe

Students reviewed the difference between warm and cool colors. They traced their design with sharpie and then had to choose either warm or cool colors to fill in their design. Some students chose to divide their paper in half and do one half warm and one half cool. When it came time for coloring I showed them the difference between "messy spaghetti coloring", and nice neat coloring.

Students reviewed the difference between warm and cool colors. They traced their design with sharpie and then had to choose either warm or cool colors to fill in their design. Some students chose to divide their paper in half and do one half warm and one half cool. When it came time for coloring I showed them the difference between "messy spaghetti coloring", and nice neat coloring.

Idea for Picasso collage lesson  similar to last year's collage self portrait...

Idea for Picasso collage lesson similar to last year's collage self portrait...