Thursday, February 23, 2012

picasso's guitars

Our Inspiration: Violin Hanging on the Wall. Possibly begun Sorgues, summer 1912, completed Paris, early 1913
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)Oil, spackle with sand, enamel, and charcoal on canvas25 9/16 x 18 1/8" (65 x 46 cm)Kunstmuseum Bern. Hermann and Margrit Rupf Foundation

We used ALLLLL sorts of nick-nacks and doo-dads for this project, and I suppose the sky is the limit! For the guitar bodies we used Folia corrugated colored cardboard. Lots of painted papers were used for different pieces and parts, and the backgrounds were made with tempera and texture palettes.

The only "direction" I gave them was that they had to incorporate music notes and a piano keyboard into the background somewhere. The rest was up to them!

These were made by third graders, and took 2x 55-minute classes. The finished size is 18"x24".

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