Description & Instructions
Pablo Picasso grew up in Spain, where he was born in 1881. His father was a painter and a teacher. Pablo liked to draw from an early age. Legend has it that his first word was “piz,” short for “pencil” in Spanish. It soon became apparent that Pablo had little interest in school, but was an extremely talented artist.
When he was 14, Pablo attended art school. However, he was bored with the classic teachings of art. He didn’t want to paint like people hundreds of years ago. He wanted create something new. And he did: cubism.
For today’s project you will need: pencil, colored paper, oil pastels (or chalk pastels or crayons) and a mirror.
Have you made a Picasso style self portrait? Send it to Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post some of the finished works in this gallery.