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The Rooster – Introduction to Cubism

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Creating ways to think outside of the box while learning about Pablo Picasso and Cubism
Skill Development:  Art
Minimum Age:  Grade 3
Messiness:  Low


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This Learning Plan was used for Grade 5

Age/grade for projects are simply suggestions and may be used with other age groups. 

Some activities may not be suitable for younger children.  Supervise your children at all times.

The Rooster 1938 by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, a famous Spanish artist, is known for using two or more different styles of art within a single creation.  He raised a commotion in the art world in 1907 when his painting depicted striking angular shapes and contours, pioneering Cubism.  Cubism fragments figures or scenes and uses geometric shapes to create partially abstracted figures that looks a little bit like a broken mirror.

Today we used black construction paper and an assortment of oil pastels.  We followed the instructions found online by Deep Space Sparkle

Vocabulary We Used:

Cubism: using geometric shapes to represent natural people, landscapes, scenes.

Line: Element of Art created by pen, pencil, or any tool

Symmetry: arrangements of parts on opposite sides that are the same. Picasso create the opposite, called Asymmetrical.

Picasso Inspired Roosters by Grade 5

We have more Picasso Inspired Art for other grades.  Check these out below

Click here for the entire curriculum {link is through TPT}:

Learning plan, Script to use when teaching this to your group of children, along with Art History printout.




3   26
5   47
4   41
8   29
6   51
15   74
3   54
10   93

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