This is a lesson I thought my Grade 5's would love but turns out they weren't huge fans if it! When I showed them the photo of Picasso's "Le Coq" from 1938, they all freaked out and said it was really ugly and weird! We tried to have a discussion about it, the emotions associated , the sense of movement, unusual colours and all that, but they still didn't seem to gain any appreciation of it.
Nonetheless, we forged on!
I taught this project before to a Grade 3 class and they seemed to enjoy it more.
See that post HERE.
|Picasso, Le Coq, 1938|
Students started by sketching out their rooster on brown construction paper.
Then they went over their pencil lines with a black wax crayon. They used oil pastels to colour these and then used the side of a white oil pastel to cover the background, giving it a soft texture. For a last step, they went over their original black lines with a black oil pastel to really help the lines 'pop'.
Some Grade 5 results: