Picasso Style Self Portrait

Picasso’s Blue Period paintings are great for seeing the power of color. A side self-portrait with lowered eyes in blues and greens makes for a great study. MATERIALS Picasso Blue Period PDF Tutorial Watercolor paper, 6″ x 9″ art journal size Black Sharpie marker Liquid watercolor, blue and green Brush   DIRECTIONS This project asks students to draw themselves looking … Read More

Picasso Monsters

Mix a little Picasso art history and Halloween fun by drawing a cubism face with clip art eyes. Mismatched eyes, that is. MATERIALS Pycomall, sheet of Cartoon Eyes $8 Color printer Color printing paper for the eyes Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip Crayons DIRECTIONS Those on a budget could use magazine eyes, but I had too many kids … Read More

Cubism Face Fun

Mix Frankenstein with computer illustrated eye drawings and kids can have fun making some very silly faces. MATERIALS Pycomall, sheet of Cartoon Eyes $8 Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker, chisel tip Crayons   DIRECTIONS Those on a budget could use magazine eyes, but I had too many kids to chance that they could all find some, so I looked for … Read More

Draw an Abstract Self Portrait

Here is an adaptation of my popular Abstract Face project for older students. It still has simple features that fill the face, but allows for some personalization with hair and shoulders, etc. I think it might make a good early self portrait project for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as it bypasses all the fussy eye and mouth details that … Read More

Cubist Paper Bag Costume

A Halloween book that included faces on paper bags inspired my “Cubism” costume. MATERIALS Brown grocery bag Oil pastels   DIRECTIONS I used a regular brown grocery bag, and started by drawing the split face on one side with a black pastel. For more specifics on how to draw the two-sided face, check out my post HERE. After the features … Read More

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