Picasso Style Santa and Elves

Students took a different approach to Christmas art by creating cubist style portraits of Santa and Elves. Picasso’s style always creates some confusion amongst younger students as it challenges their perception of what is ‘normal.’ They were asked to choose a plain piece of colored construction paper and a patterned piece of scrapbook paper. The papers were folded in half and the corners were cut. Each piece was now a rough oval shape. They were asked to select one of the pieces of paper and draw a profile of a face, exaggerating the nose, mouth and chin. They cut out their profile and then glued this on top of the other oval shaped piece of paper. Next, they added details to their face by adding eyes, mouth, hair and a beard. They were shown art by Picasso and encouraged to place facial features in a ‘Picasso’ like way. Finally, they cut out elf shaped hats to place on their portraits. 🙂

Gena H.

Gena H

Brayden M.

Brayden M.

Jake B.

Jake B.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Danny H.

Danny H.

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

Tony F.

Tony F.

Layne L.

Layne L.

Sophia B.

Sophia B.

Bailey G.

Bailey G.

Amber P.

Amber P.

Kaylie B.

Kaylie B.

Serena T.

Serena T.

Dane B.

Dane B.

Reece C.

Reece C.

Levi L.

Levi L.

Anna J.

Anna J.

Chase H.

Chase H.

Jayden B.

Jayden B.

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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