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Picasso and Cubism

Picasso and Cubism

Author: Veronica Iniguez
  • California State Content Standards:

             Visual Arts Content Standards for 1st Grade

                - Creative Expression: 2.4 Plan and use variations in line, shape/form, color, and texture to communicate ideas or feelings in 
                   works of art.

                - Historical and Cultural Context: 3.1 Recognize and discuss the design of everyday objects from various time periods and

                - Aesthetic Valuing: 4.1 Discuss works of art created in the classroom, focusing on selected elements of art (e.g., shape/form, 
                  texture, line, color).

             English California Content Standards for 1st Grade

               - Reading Comprehension: 2.2 Respond to who, what, when, where, and how questions.

  • Objectives:
  1. Students will be able to utilize shapes, lines, and colors to create a Cubist/Picasso like self-portrait that communicates a personal theme and/or emotion.
  2. Students will be able to understand who Pablo Picasso was and what Cubism is.
  3. Students will be able to use critical thinking skills to construct their own ideas and express these ideas through art and writing.

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1. Instructions- Where do I begin?

When you learn about Picasso and Cubism, it will be helpful for you to know your shapes and colors. So let's begin by playing a game to review your shapes and colors!

Play the Shapes and Colors BINGO

2. Shapes & Colors in Art

Now that you have reviewed your shapes and colors, it's time for you to see how these shapes and colors are used in art.

Go through the website and look at how artists use shapes in their artworks.

3. Activity Time!

Now it's time for an Activity!
Go through this slideshow to learn about the step-by-step instructions for your very own Art Activity.
*When you get to this part, make sure to ask your teacher for materials

4. Picasso & Cubism Video

Who is Picasso and what is Cubism?
You learned a little bit in the slideshow, but now watch this video to learn more about both!

5. "Big Question"

Using what you learned and what you made, answer the following question using your critical thinking skills.

Here is the "Big Question"