One of the many reasons I am sad to not teach middle school anymore is the loss of teaching some of my favorite projects. One favorite project that I typically did with 8th graders was a Cubism unit focusing on the art of Picasso and David Hockney. With the opportunity of Drawing Lab for 3rd-5th graders this year, I am thrilled that I can modify that unit for the younger students! This week, students were given cut up sections of familiar objects, and had to puzzle the pieces together. With careful overlapping and matching, the student created cubist versions of the objects. This was a warm up day to the idea of Cubism; next week students will begin drawing cubist cereal boxes. Stay tuned!
Intro to Cubism February 4, 2013