Picasso Blue Period Portraits (3rd-5th)

Our theme this week was Picasso’s Blue Period.  For the 3rd-5th grade classes, we did blue portraits, exploring tints and shades of one blue color.  I went over proportions of a face but let them decide who the portrait would be of, themselves or an invented character.  They also got to decide the location of the portrait.  We ended up with a wide variety of characters and self portraits.  They were really challenged in creating a wide variety of tints and shades from one color.  It really forced them to think about value instead of color.

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