Art projects that imitate the many styles of Pablo Picasso provide an opportunity for all young artists to be successful. The vast array of his works include surreal, abstract, monochromatic, and Cubist themes. This variety inspires experienced and inexperienced artists to perceive the world in new ways. Such awareness furnishes a gracious medium for beginning artists to replicate his unique slant on reality. Using newspapers and glue, we created buildings out of newspaper! Picasso was fond of using abstract components such as newspaper and cut paper, that when combined, formed a unified composition. Your little ones enjoyed creating enormous skyscrapers, houses, and buildings that reached to the sky!
Picasso is not only recognized for his unique vision of the world, but the emotion he expresses throughout his many works. For this activity, we discussed the visual characteristics of his pieces and the feelings they evoke. We expanded the discussion by associating colors with various emotions. Using several Blue Period pieces as our inspiration, we practiced mixing colors and creating our own masterpieces!