Cubist Collage Inspired by Picasso

NAME OF PROJECT:  Cubist Collage

BASED ON ARTWORK BY: Pablo Picasso

MAIN ARTWORK USED:  Selection of artwork from the Cubist Period

SUBMITTED BY: Ms. Knecht

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-K

 MATERIALS:  

Several photographs of people from magazines or internet pictures, scissors, glue, cardstock

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1:  Volunteer will pre- cut the body parts of the people from the magazine or internet pictures.

STEP 2: After viewing Picasso’s Cubist Period examples, give the children a piece of cardstock and glue. The children will create a cubist-inspired collage by assembling and glueing eyes, hair, noses and lips from multiple angles.

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Blue Collage Inspired by Picasso’s Blue Period

NAME OF PROJECT:  Blue Collage

BASED ON ARTWORK BY: Pablo Picasso

MAIN ARTWORK USED: Selection of artwork from the Blue Period

SUBMITTED BY:   Ms. Knecht

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-K

MATERIALS:  

Newspaper, fabric, white poster board, glue, blue paint in various shades/ hues

INSTRUCTIONS: 

STEP 1:  Volunteer to cut the newspaper and fabric into pieces

STEP 2:  After viewing Picasso’s Blue Period examples, the children will collage different kinds of paper and fabric onto white poster board with glue.

STEP 3:  Then the children will paint over the collage with different shades of blue paint.

Tumbling Blocks

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Based on: Victor Vasarely “Tridem K”

Submitted by: Jennifer Nordyke

Grade Level: PRE-K

Materials:

  • Colored Card Stock
  • White card stock
  • Black card stock

Instructions: 

STEP 1: Go to the website Incompetech (http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/tumblingblock/) and create a tumbling block page.  I used Line Weight 2 and Block Size 2.5 and Color black.  I used this sheet to copy the outline onto white card stock and also colored card stock.

STEP 2: Cut out the shapes (diamonds) from the colored card stock. (I did this)

STEP 3: Instruct the children to create a pattern using different colored diamonds and paste them onto the white card stock.

STEP 4: You can then cut out the pattern and mount into black paper for effect.

Starry Night

Based on: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Submitted by: Jennifer Nordyke

Grade Level: Pre-K, but can be adapted to older children

Materials:

  • Black Construction Paper
  • White Card Stock
  • Blue Paint
  • Yellow Glitter Glue
  • Plastic Combs or Forks
  • Sponge Brush

Instructions: 

  • STEP 1: Print the attached coloring page and copy it onto black construction paper.  For younger children, cut out the town scene with the flaming “tree”.
  • STEP 2: Using a sponge brush, cover the card stock with blue paint.  Instruct the children to make swirls in the paint using the combs or forks.
  • STEP 3: Help the children glue the black town scene into the bottom of the page.
  • STEP 4: Instruct the children to make swirls with the glitter glue in the sky.