As an introduction to abstract art and the cubist style of Picasso, the PreK class turned colorful rainbow paintings into a new abstract creation. We cut the paintings into strips and glued them down in a new arrangement, creating some very beautiful designs. We also made glue paintings last week. The class got to draw whatever they wanted and then trace it with glue. Afterwards, they painted with an entire palette of colors to fill in the white around their glue lines.
As we finished up the glue pictures, I let the class work with rulers so they could experiment with lines. It was just for fun, but they learned a lot just from watching each other.
Next, we drew portraits to cut into squares for our Picasso faces. The students really enjoyed being able to rearrange their pieces into silly expressions!