Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Moody Artists from Spain

Yep, that's right... believe it or not artists can be a little moody...passionate even about their work.
When I was in college, I had a professor who made us complete a 24"x30" pencil drawing of a magazine collage. It took me around 20 hours to complete. Using my drawing as an example, he took a brand new pink pearl eraser and ERASED parts of my drawing in front of the class, looked at me and said, "Don't ever get too attached to your work."
Ouch. So that's MY story.

This week in art class, we talked about Picasso, and his moodiness and passion for his work.

The students immediately saw happiness in the bright, beautiful PRIMARY (ding, ding, ding!) colors and loose, passionate lines.
Pre K, Kindergarten and first grade, y'all. Awesome.
My 2nd and 3rd graders also discussed color and line, but we kicked up a notch and added ANALYZING (buzz word) subjects. Basically, just breaking them down into simple shapes to make it easier to draw... a prequel to introducing Cubism.
Looking first at this work by Picasso:
We created this:
I don't know about you, but it makes me want to strut around a bit.
More to come with the moody blue period guitar collages.... Stay tuned.