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Re: Picasso


Date: Tue Oct 01 2002 - 15:37:50 PDT

In a message dated 10/1/02 8:35:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Anyone have any great motivators / introductions to beginning a cubist
> portrait lesson for 7th grade?

You can try this, Have them make outline sketches of the portraits you want
to use. This can be a good way to show proportions but even if they are
crude so much the better. By using a pair of scissors cut them up in
vertical and horizontal lines. Use a ruler to keep the lines straight. Take
the squares and reassemble them to make the face again. Slightly shift the
pieces up and down to distort the image and tape together with clear tape so
that they are all one piece again. Graphite the back and transfer to paper
and make a continuation of the shapes and lines after it is assembled.

This could be colored with crayons, colored pencils or paint. Follow the cut
lines and edges of new shapes and use different values or colors to show
their shape.

Just a thought.

Ken Schwab
San Jose CA