Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Picasso and Guitars

Pablo Picasso (Spain 1881-1973)
Picasso had a thing for guitars, as some of his "guitar art" below illustrates.

Kids have a thing for guitars too!
Here's a lesson where the students draw a guitar, draw intersecting lines, then color the spaces. Simple lesson, but always fun and colorful.
Special thanks to Mr. Lang, via Mr. Tedone, for sharing this lesson idea.
Start with a dot in the center of the page, to help students position their drawing.

Draw one horizontal oval below the dot. Draw lightly because these ovals will be erased later.
Draw a second oval below the first. Make it wider than the first one.
Draw the body of the guitar, using the ovals to guide your shape.

Erase both ovals.

Draw circle for hole in the guitar.

Draw neck of guitar.

Draw head on top of neck.

Draw some lines across the page. The fewer the lines, the less time needed to color the picture. More lines, means more time needed to color. Note - Drawing the guitar and 3 intersecting lines, then coloring it will take approx. 50 minutes.
Color or paint each shape in the picture.

Kermit King Elementary Artists

Kermit King Elementary Artists


Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

I just discovered your blog.
Beautiful art work.
The students did an excellent job understanding Picasso's cubism.

I did a similar collage project.

Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing.
Yesterday i gave it to my 8 year old group & they were enjoying it :)