Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Picasso's Rose Period Hearts... love, love, love

Roses are red Picasso was blue
We are learning about Picasso and would like to show you!

Students are creating projects based from Picasso's Rose Period. After Picasso painted with blue paint for 4 years he met a wonderful lady, fell in love and started using pinks, reds and roses!
Students painted folded a large piece of paper, created half a heart, cut it out, traced and painted 18 x 24 sheets of tagboard with tempera paint. It took 40 minutes to complete 2 large hearts.

One student created an abstract heart inspired by Picasso's cubism!


These were created by students in my artclub. I never have to explain the directions, I just tell them to create fun designs with paint. They are wonderful students who love to create fantastic projects. This is why I love to teach!

25 comments:

  1. Aren't those just the best?! Love all that creative individuality - makes MY heart smile...thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love it! I have been wanting to start an art club at my school with 4th graders. Can you share how you go about organzing the club? Do you have a max number of students? Is it by invitation, can anyone join, etc? How often to do you meet?

    Thank you for any advice you have!!
    ~Michelle
    Art Teacher in TX

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  3. LOVE these! will do with my second graders for sure! how fun!!!

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  4. Michelle, I have it open for 4th and 5th graders. 20 students max so we can have space to create large projects! :) We have it board approved so we have additional pay from the district.
    We have one in the elementary, middle school and high school. It meets twice a month before school starts and last 45 minutes.

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  5. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! I love these! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Oh, those are beautiful. Did they take them home, or do you display them all together? What a gorgeous collection!

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  7. I love the patterns and picasso relation! I hope things are going wonderfully for you this year! Amazed it is nearly February and my 2nd yr of teaching almost under my belt. THANKFUL you introduced me to the blotting world! More and more thanks!
    Peace!
    Jen

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  8. Thanks guys, Teresa, They will be used for a large Picasso display for our upcoming art show.

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  9. I love this project!! which colors did you use ? Red and white tempera??

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  10. These all wonderful! I love the designs!

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  11. The hearts look great. I love them. I have an unrelated question, I am trying to rotate an image I uploaded on my blog and I cannot for the life of me figure out where to do it. It uploaded in a vertical format even though it was saved in a horizontal format. Help, ready to pull my hair out! Jessica

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  12. Jessica you should be able to do the rotate in picassa. The photo program is connected with blogger. Good luck!

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  13. So is that the large tagboard you were talking about??? How long can you use it for? The hearts look like a lot of painting fun!

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  14. Yes, it last at least for a semester. We use it for everything! Thanks

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  15. What type of paint do you use for this project?

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  16. I have a question! I would like to try this but what ROSE PERIOD paintings did you use for examples? I am just curious because these came out so great and I bet they had great inspiration.

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    1. The circus performers. He followed them around for 3 years! Lots of patterns and soft colors. :)

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  17. I just finished this with my third graders. We skipped the Picasso link and just talked about shades and tints. I also gave them purple and magenta paint in addition to the red, white, and black. They came out fantastic! I'll be posting pictures of them later this week on my blog. I'll link back to you when I do. This was a very successful lesson. :)

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  18. Love your ideas!! Thank you! I too have an art club with 4th and 5th graders. Group members and media change each month! Fun for all of us and we can focus on making great art in an exciting medium such as clay,photography, and glass.

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  19. This post is really incredible, one of the most helpful I have ever read, indeed. picasso

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  20. A good book to go with this is Picasso and Minou. It covers his blue and rose period and has a love message :)

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