art class: picasso's guitars

Yesterday afternoon we discussed the period in Picasso's life when he was fascinated with drawing, painting and creating sculptures of the guitar.  

While listening to excerpts of classical and jazz guitar, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Peter and the Wolf, the children used pencil to draw patterns for their own guitars.  After cutting out their patterns, they used glue to assemble them on foam core.  Some of the children used a folding method to create more dimension.

After taking a short break to make several drawings, eat snack and read a few books, the children added string.

We read these books as a class:
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, by Lloyd Moss, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Oooooh! Picasso by Mil Niepold and Jeanyves Verdu
Not a Box (a new favorite) by Antoinette Portis

The next art class series, VISUAL JOURNALING, begins in May.
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