Picasso inspired portrait: Magazine Mash-up

I have done this activity with Prep to Year 2 classes. Great lesson for Preps when teaching portraits and facial features. Of course if it’s inspired by Picasso, the features can be odd sizes and from different faces! The kids loved this. I had the pictures cut out in piles of each feature, they just had to choose 2 different eyes, a mouth, a nose, 2 ears and some hair. I drew an oval shape for the face on the paper.

Older students can do their own magazine search, cutting out the features from different faces, or using one face as the bottom layer, and adding different eyes, mouth,etc.

We viewed portraits by Pablo Picasso and discussed the difference between realistic and abstract (unrealistic) portraits. We watched a simple introduction to Picasso’s style of art and cubism.

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