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.

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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.