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Term 1

As part of our topic ‘What Makes Me Special?’ the children have been learning about a famous artist- Pablo Picasso!  We have explored his different styles of drawing and painting, and then created our own self-portraits based upon our learning.

First, the children drew their self-portrait using bold outlines.  They then added colour using pencils and crayons.

Next, we experimented with colour mixing so that the children could paint a self-portrait using colours from Picasso’s Rose Period (these were pinks, corals and reds which showed that Picasso was feeling happy J  we have also included a little bit of blue from Picasso’s Blue Period!) )

Finally, the children created one more self-portrait.  This involved experimenting with different shapes and sizes, which was inspired by Picasso’s later work.  The children enjoyed cutting out various shapes from a wide range of paper in order to create a collage!

As part of our topic ‘What Makes Me Special?’ the children have been learning about a famous artist- Pablo Picasso!  We have explored his different styles of drawing and painting, and then created our own self-portraits based upon our learning.

First, the children drew their self-portrait using bold outlines.  They then added colour using pencils and crayons.

Next, we experimented with colour mixing so that the children could paint a self-portrait using colours from Picasso’s Rose Period (these were pinks, corals and reds which showed that Picasso was feeling happy J  we have also included a little bit of blue from Picasso’s Blue Period!) )

Finally, the children created one more self-portrait.  This involved experimenting with different shapes and sizes, which was inspired by Picasso’s later work.  The children enjoyed cutting out various shapes from a wide range of paper in order to create a collage!

 

 

Self-portraits

The children have enjoyed creating some a wide range of self-portraits using pencils, crayons, paint, natural objects and tissue paper.  We have used mirrors to explore and discuss our similarities and differences, paying careful attention to our eye colour, hair colour and skin colour.  We have enjoyed getting to know one another- discussing and celebrating all the different elements that make us unique J

The children particularly loved bleeding tissue paper by spraying it with water- we watched carefully as the colours bled and mixed together J  This produced a beautiful background for our black and white self-portraits…I am sure you will agree they look incredible!

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