3rd and 4th
Have you ever since Pablo Picasso's wild and abstract portrait paintings? At the beginning of class I showed a power point with lots of abstract portraits created by Picasso. Some of the students first reactions were "strange" "weird, messed up, awesome, freaky, colorful, crazy". Then we all started drawing a profile view of a person's face. Next we blended the profile view with a front view of a total different face. Some faces happy, sad, excited, and many different expressions.
Next we learned colors that symbolize happiness and sadness. Students choose colors to match the emotions on their abstract faces. To make the artwork more abstract we added many patterns and colors into the background just like Picasso!