|First we read about Picasso's life and artwork. I emphasized how he used color to convey emotion and how different he was from other artists at the time.|
|We then looked a little closer at our inspiration picture. We discussed how Picasso used shape and color to convey emotion. We made a list of emotions and colors that can represent those emotions.|
|Students then chose two emotions and drew faces to represent the two emotions.|
|Students then colored the pictures using colors to convey the emotions they chose. This students chose hungry and angry :) Hungry is not really an emotion, more of a feeling but it works!|
|Next, the students cut the faces into pieces using Picasso's cubist shapes as inspiration. We discussed sharp shapes and round shapes.|
|Finally, students arranged the pieces from both faces on a piece of paper and glued them down.|
|The final product is a cubist style face made with combination of two faces showing two emotions. The students wrote about their pieces on the index card below the face.|
This project is a lot of fun for the kids. It took us a couple days to complete these. Next year, I'd like to spend a little more time. I think they would turn out even better if we painted the faces using more saturated colors. I think the students who used the most color had the most dramatic final results. These would be a great conclusion to a color investigation in art (primary, secondary colors) or as part of a weekly artist study.