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Clay Picasso Faces

February 7, 2011

I was very excited to try the clay Picasso lesson with fourth graders.  From beginning to end, our project took three 45 minute sessions.  This is another new and fun idea taken from the art educators’ conference in Austin, Texas.  After learning about Picasso and viewing many examples of his work, students drew the shape of a face and then began adding facial features….they were delighted to hear, “Now that looks REALLY wierd!”  At the next session, they used their sketch as a guide.  They rolled out clay, chose one of many face template shapes and laid it down on the clay.  After cutting out the face, they added eyes, lips, eyebrows, ears, etc. being mindful to score and attach each addition.  Students used acrylic paint to complete their Picasso….I wish you could see all of them.  They are very interesting and fun to observe!

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