Picasso started painting at around the age of 10 and his genius became evident immediately, he was the typical wunderkind. “When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll end up as the Pope!’ Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”(www.helium.com)
Second graders were also exposed to the life and art of Picasso. Students created two dimensional and three dimensional works of art with Picasso as our influence. Students worked on a grid and plotted their facial features to create a Picassoesque self portrait. When each class was completed, we assembled the blocks from a variety of students to create funny self portraits using different student's blocks - check it out!