connecting curriculum and creativity through art

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Picasso's Rose Period Hearts

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

With Valentine's Day just around the corner,
I thought I would re-post one of my favorite projects.

My little artists created various projects inspired by Picasso's Rose Period.  
Picasso painted with blue paint for 4 years until he met a wonderful lady, fell in love and started using pinks, reds and roses!

First, students folded a large piece of paper, with a pencil created half a heart, cut it out, traced upon previously painted 18 x 24 sheets of tagboard. These tag boards are placemats when we paint with tempera paint.
 It took about 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 art club.
 I never have to explain in depth
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!




  1. Sweetheart of a Picasso project. I imagine the kids LOVED it.

  2. Love this idea! I just might have to give this a go with my kindergarten-town. So colorful, you are seriously The Best :)

  3. wonderful project indeed. have to try with my kids this Valentine's day. thanks for the idea

  4. thanks very nice idea ill work this week .elli