If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler you will see that studying artists go along great with this style of education. There are so man amazing artists to study that you can study a new one every month for years and years to come! In this series I have picked some of our favorite artists that we have studied in the past that I think you and your kids will enjoy learning about. This week we are learning about Pablo Picasso with free resources, printables and unit studies.
Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. He was one of the greatest painters of the 20th century and is considered a Modern Era artist. He was a sculptor, painter, ceramacist, and co-founder of the Cubist movement of geometric abstract paintings, which he is most famous for. He spent his artistic years creating in Paris, France with other artist friends.
Pablo Picasso Biography from Biography.com
Biography for Kids from Mr. Nussbaum
Pablo Picasso Biography for Kids from Duckster – this biography explains the different styles and periods that Picasso painted at different times in his life.
Printable Picasso Printable Biography from Making Art Fun
Unit Studies and Lesson Plans:
I love all these resources from Making Art Fun:
Pablo Picasso Art Cookies Lesson Plan
Picasso Wordsearch Worksheet
Picasso Cubist Paper Bag Puppet
Three Musicians Learn to Watercolor Project
Picasso’s Musical Instruments Lesson Plan from Creator’s Joy
Cubist Portrait Bust Lesson Plan from Dick Blick
Interactive Online Picasso Lesson Plan for Highschool from Jennifer Dupree
Cubism and Picasso Lesson Plan from TPT
Picasso’s Shapes Preschool Art Project from Play to Learn Preschool
Picasso Blue Lesson Plan Art Project from Art Projects for Kids
Art Study and Art Coloring Pages:
Pablo Picasso Website has tons of information on Picasso as well as all of his artwork. Make sure you preview this first as there is some nude art.
Books that are great for a Picasso Artist Study:
Who Was Pablo Picasso?What’s So Great About Picasso?: A Guide to Pablo Picasso Just For Kids!Pablo Picasso (On My Own Biographies (Paperback))The Three Musicians: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)Picasso for Kids (Great Art for Kids Series)Pablo Picasso : The Most Famous Artist of the 20th Century (A Short Biography for Children)Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!The Two Doves: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!