Vincent van Gogh | Pablo Picasso | Emily Carr (coming next week!) | Jackson Pollock (coming in August!)
This week, we covered Picasso. Though admittedly not my favourite artist (and probably not in my top 5, either), his style is something unusual to see, and his work within Cubism can translate well to children's art. And thankfully, I was right, as this was the week that filled up the fastest with registrants. In fact, it was so popular that we opened it up to the waiting list to fit even more kids in. The main idea of this week's program was to get the children to work with shapes and learn that body parts - especially faces - are made up of different shapes depending on how we look. As a secondary objective, I wanted the participants to learn about the term "portrait" or "self portrait" and see it as a common theme for artists through time and place.
|An example I made to demonstrate making portraits in the style of Picasso using geometric shapes.|