Preschool Picassos is a yearlong program, through which we explore an artist over the course of four weeks. Throughout the sessions, we introduce information about the artist's life and artistic style, and study one of their famous paintings. The goal is not to try to perfectly recreate the painting, but to celebrate the process that it takes to get there. Teacher: Mesa Sigrist.
Primary colors, secondary colors and the power of line work.
“Abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true version of reality. Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.”
Art Concepts: Primary colors, secondary colors and the power of linework, cubism and De Stijl (Dutch style known as neoplasticism)
3/11/2020 - Primary and Secondary colors
3/18/2020 - Paper collage with line work
3/24/2020 (Tuesday) - Painting squares in a line work grid
Printmaking and composition.
“I think everybody should like everybody.”
Art Concepts: Printmaking and Composition.
Session 1 - Stamping with foam stickers to create a print
Session 2 - Painting a floral print
Session 3 - Pop culture printmaking
Perspective and realism.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
Art Concepts: Perspective and Realism.
Session 1: Forms of nature, recreating “Sky Above Clouds” painting
Session 2: Painting abstract flowers
Session 3: Painting with flowers
Session 4: Sculpting with flower infused play-dough
Pattern and repetition of shapes and collage.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
Art Concepts: Pattern and repetition of shapes and collage.
Session 1: Collage
Session 2: Foam stamping to create a repeating pattern
Session 3: Painting with leaves to create a repeating pattern
Portraits and self-portraits.
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
Art Concepts: Portraits and self-portraits.
Session 1: Self portraits
Session 2: Recreating her iconic flower crown from her self-portraits
“Helping students to see through an approach in drawing that is not only rigorous and structural, but also empathetic, is truly rewarding.”
Art Concepts: Non-objective collage.
Session 1: Gathering materials and cutting supplies for a collage, part 1 of 2
Session 2: Making and assembling collage, part 2 of 2
Spontaneous “Drip Painting” through abstract expression.
“It doesn’t make much of a difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.”
Art Concepts: Spontaneous “Drip Painting” through abstract expression.
Session 1: Drip painting with bottles
Session 2: Splatter painting with cotton balls. This activity will be done outside.
Session 3: Marble shake-up art
Session 4: Spatter paint
Abstraction with mathematical concepts.
“Colour is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.”
Art Concepts: Abstract with mathematical concepts.
Session 1: Assembling a circle collage to mimic
Session 2: Drawing circles with crayons and oil pastels, part 1 of 2
Session 3: Finishing collage with watercolors, part 2 of 2
Session 4: Exploring a felt board
“The inability of some critics to connect the dots doesn’t make pointillism pointless.”
Art Concepts: Pointillism.
Session 1: Q-tip abstract painting
Session 2: Dot markers and stencils
Session 3: Spotted giraffe
Pop art, graffiti and cubism, vibrant colors and bold patterns.
“Art is too important not to share.”
Art Concepts: Pop art, graffiti and cubism, vibrant colors and bold patterns.
Session 1: Experimenting with bold colors
Session 2: Experimenting with bold patterns
Session 3: “Mona Cat” Recreation/Adaptation