Sunday, March 17, 2013

Picasso Heads with 2nd Grade

These are the beginnings to some really fun Picasso 2nd grade

We talked about Picasso, watched the BrainPopJr. video on him:

They began by drawing a cubistic head...outlined in black marker and we are coloring them with brand new crayons...(last day project before spring break)
I did an art challenge of coloring one side of the face with cool colors aka Blue Period colors...and the other half of the face with warm colors aka Rose Period colors. (by the way, a very smart kid gave me the Blue vs. Rose Period idea...I just had warm vs. cool....isn't it great when they teach you?)

But they are looking so fun, that we'll put one more day into them when we get back...I'm thinking cutting the heads out and putting them on bright construction paper? or possibly just painting the background...we'll see...I'll post pics after spring break! Woo.

Day Two: Finishing Coloring and Collaging to Background Paper


2nd Grade Paper Mask Sculpture

This is an annual project for my 2nd graders. It's always a big hit and I love the results.
Day One: Cutting the shape of the mask from a folded piece of 9"x18" construction paper. I model a "sunset" shape along the folded edge to create an oval.
We also cut the chin and make it 3-D like this:

Sorry this is sideways but I've already tried three times to fix it and it's not moving. :(

Day Two: Adding the eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows and mouth...


I did a three layer color requirement for the eyes. We discussed contrasting colors...

Day Three: Hair!
I demonstrated these five paper scuplture techniques for hair...