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Summer Art – Picasso Profile

Woman by the Window Picasso
Woman by the Window by Pablo Picasso
We will start off our July study of Pablo Picasso with this colorful and fun portrait by Pablo Picasso. Follow the link above to see the painting clearly on your computer.

Use some of the questions provided in the Art Question Cards to help get a discussion of the painting going with your children…it should be easy with this painting and remember there are no wrong answers.

You can find the Art Question Cards here to print.

Here is a video for you to watch (you only need to watch 3 1/2 minutes of the video for the lesson) and it will tell you a little about Picasso and then demonstrate how to create a Picasso Profile project with your children.

ArtSmart Picasso

Materials Needed:

Drawing paper

Paints ( use tempera paints or watercolors)

Alternative to paints: markers

Thick black marker

Follow the instructions in the video to create a profile outline on a sheet of paper for your child to use to make their own Picasso inspired profile portrait. The video doesn’t provide specific instructions about how to add the facial features or the hair but it should be simple enough to view the Picasso painting above and then do something in the same style.


If you have some extra time this week, you may like to try this activity: Picasso Head. This is an online interactive art activity for all ages.

Due date to be included in the slideshow: July 7, 2014.
All artists are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your artwork in jpg format to: [email protected]


Summer Art 2014 – Picasso!

Summer Art 2014 weekly assignments @harmonyfinearts

Announcing Summer Art 2014 on Harmony Fine Arts blog!

This year we will be using artwork from Pablo Picasso to inspire our weekly assignments. I will be giving you a specific painting to view with your children and then a simple follow-up art project to complete during the week. We will be sharing our artwork in a weekly slideshow just like Sketch Tuesday.

Here are some more specifics:

  • Assignments will begin on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and end on July 28, 2014. The final slideshow will be on August 5, 2014.
  • There will be a total of five assignments during the month of July 2014, four feature Pablo Picasso and one will be a guest post and chalk pastel tutorial from Tricia Hodges over at Southern Hodgepodge!
  • Everyone is welcome to submit their artwork by each weekly deadline for the weekly slideshow.

I would like to share a supply list in case you would like to have all your supplies on hand for each week’s project. I have tried to be as specific as possible. Please note that you are welcome to substitute art supplies you have on hand with any project. Please do not feel obligated to have everything on the list to participate. You can participate as much or as little as you would like. Keep it simple and fun!

Materials List:

  • Drawing Paper (8 x 10 or larger) – 5 sheets per student
  • Paper appropriate for paint (8 x 10 or larger) – 2 sheets per student
  • Set of chalk pastels (8 or 12) – per family
  • Watercolor set and brush per student
  • Tempera paintsĀ  (set of 8 or less) – per family
  • Set of markers (set of 8 or more) – per student
  • Black crayon – 1 per student

I hope you will join us for at least one of the Summer Art 2014 assignments!

Look for the first Picasso post on 7/1/14.


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