Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Afterschool

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PicassoI am receiving a monthly update in my email from Curriculum Click with Teachable Moments. I decided to select a few of them for drilling deeper. This month it was Columbus Day, Picasso Birthday and, obviously, Halloween. We are still waiting for Picasso books to arrive from the Interlib, but I got the one that was available in our local library – Picasso from Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists by Mike Venezia. I wasn’t sure if Anna will like this book, but she was quite excited about Picasso drawings and immediately started to brainstorm all the Oct13_Picasso1different ideas of how she is going to draw in Picasso style. She hatched an idea to draw a portrait of one particular boy that he dislikes with his behind where the head should be, and she was still fired up to execute on it the next day. We used pastel oil crayons and a sharpie. As usual her coloring ended up to be very untidy, but, hey, at least we can pretend that she is an impressionistic master in training:

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14 comments:

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That's so neat that the artwork inspired her!

Joyful Learner said...

I thought the book was well done. It got K thinking about realism and cubism.

I like all the colors Anna used...bright and bold just like her personality!

Debbie said...

Love her art work.

Mom and Kiddo said...

Untidy art work is the best, I think.

Kelly said...

This is really cool! Love how she was so inspired.
Little Wonders' Days

MaryAnne said...

She did a great job! My kids also find Picasso fascinating. Which surprises me, because I didn't like him at all as a kid. I guess they are more sophisticated than I was!

Christy said...

Fantastic! We have yet to try Picasso

hey said...

Very Funny!

Lovely to see Anna enjoying a little oil pastel creativity. :)

Today we've posted more oil pastel inspiration . . . This time we're enjoying a little Halloween art.

jeannine
waddleeahchaa.com

Susan @ learning ALL the time!! said...

We really like the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artist series. Right now we're learning about Georgia O'Keeffe.
Love Anna's work of art! :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

I think her artwork is fabulous (interesting subject)! Pastels are indeed fun to use and usually result in rather messy-ish art.

Elise said...

I love Anna's imaginative and vibrant creation.

The Educators Spin On It said...

I think I need to check out more art books! My little one is interested in learning about the world and I want to fuel her passion for the arts! Have to see if our library has this one.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

The artwork looks to be very much his style.

Julie said...

Ha! She cracks me up! Love her idea of what to draw. And her artwork came out very good.