Cubism

Picasso portriats


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Wednesday afternoon art students recently learned about the artist Pablo Picasso.

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Students explored the ideas of figures and shapes and how Picasso placed facial features in non-traditional places to show the human form in new ways.

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Students began by cutting out the outline of a figure.

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Students had to imagine looking at the side view of themselves as they cut out the figure.

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This required a lot of concentration as students thought through all of the shapes needed for their portrait.

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Students used a wide variety of colors, shapes and papers to create their Picasso portrait.

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Students evoked similar ideas of shape and color as they had fun with changing the location of facial features on their portraits.

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Everyone enjoyed stretching their creative ideas while learning about Pablo Picasso and creating a non-traditional collage portrait.

Drawing Lab -Week 6


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In the final session of the winter drawing lab participants were exploring traditional images such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and creating quick sketches of the shape and model presented in a black and white copy of the image.

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Using various mediums and exploring the image through the eyes of cubism gave participants a new view the image, simplifying everything into basic shapes.

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Looking at the human eye and exploring how to draw it using basic shapes is a fun exercise.

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Learning to be free in drawing with many new mediums is a fun challenge for all.

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Quick, 1 minute ink washes of Mona Lisa.

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Looking at Picasso through cubist eyes is an interesting exercise for artists in the 21st century.

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If what you see has sparked your interest, sign up for a spring class or workshop at the Art Junction beginning soon!