“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
– Pablo Picasso
Picasso was our inspiration with our Grade 1 – 3 group at Humbercrest Public School this week.
We started with a brief overview of his career and then focussed on his line drawings. Picasso had such a talent for reducing an animal or person down to their very essence in a simple line drawing. The kids really enjoyed looking at the examples and trying their own owl line drawing. We also touched on warm and cool colours and divided our students up into a ‘cool’ colour group and a ‘warm’ colour group.
Take a look at their efforts:
I love this time of year. To me – this is the real new year, back to school and straight into fall. The leaves are starting to change, the weather is getting chillier and the pumpkins are ready to pick.
At Art in Action we are very excited to introduce two new art programs to Humbercrest Public School this fall. For our grade 1 – 3 program we will be working on projects inspired by Picasso, Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe and many others. And for our grade 4 – 6 program we will introduce a zentangle landscape, gelatin printing and op-art inspired by Bridget Riley as well as many other projects. We can’t wait to get started on October 1st! Look for many updates to come…