Whoooo is Picasso?


We are really enjoying the artist Pablo Picasso and all his fab artworks. One thing he did was create various birds and owl pieces.

Our Inspiration:
In one of my 3rd grade classes, Students created their abstract owls. Some made their project more realistic while others really went to the extreme pattern! These were done in a 40 minute class period.


Vocabulary: Lines, A B Pattern, Symmetry, Fold, Zig-Zags, Dabbed, Circles


1. Students fold their papers “hotdog” style
2. Draw half the shape of their owl. Head, Body and Claws
3. Cut on pencil line
4. Open then add patterns to represent the body,
5. Add symmetrical painted eyes-using patterns or designs.
6. Let Dry

Students really loved this project. No designs were drawn out. Every design was painted.


I love the thick, quick brushstrokes on these beautiful birds!

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    Karen Bosch
    February 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I think this is a great prpject idea. Bookmarked for future reference!

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    Patty Palmer
    February 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Didn't know the extent of Picasso's works. Pretty cool owls, I must say. Oh and I love how you are adding more photos to your posts. It's so exciting seeing a new post pop up…I know it's going to be a creative treat!

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    Paper Pear
    February 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I LOVE owls and totally love these! Adding these to my owl project collection!

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    liz @keepingwithmyjoneses.blogspot.com
    November 5, 2011 at 2:11 am

    what a great project, love that it showcases more unknown picasso work.

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