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Pablo Picasso for Kids | Biography and Lesson Resources

Updated on May 31, 2011

Art Lessons and Printable Resources for the Elementary Art Student

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is one of the most respected artists of the twentieth century. The focus of this collection of free art lesson plans and resources is to provide elementary school students with free lesson materials to learn about and appreciate the art of this dynamic artist. Some of these activities are simple to prepare and enjoy. Others may require a trip to the art store.

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Hey Kids, Meet Pablo Picasso | Biography

Introduce your students to Pablo Picasso by reading a little about him. This biography was specially written with kids in mind, and follows Picasso from birth, through childhood, to see him produce his greatest works of art.

"Pablo Picasso was born on October 25,1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were "piz, piz", which is short for "lapiz", the Spanish word for pencil..."

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picasso-word-search-worksheet

Pablo Picasso | Word Search Worksheet

This free printable Pablo Picasso word search worksheet helps students to build reading skills while learning about Picasso. Tell your students how many words there are to find. Then ask them to complete the word search worksheet by identifying the keywords biography and circling them on the worksheet.

Your students will have a blast, and the homeroom teachers at your school will be thrilled that you included an activity like this one in your art lesson plans.

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picasso-cookie

Pablo Picasso Cookies | Art Masterpiece Lesson Plan

Paint a masterpiece on a cookie and then enjoy how delicious art can be!

Objective

Students will learn about Spanish modern artist Pablo Picasso by being introduced to his art, and then by creating their own masterpiece after his work. This free lesson plan is designed to fulfill the National Standards for Art Education: Grades K-4/Standard 3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas; and Grades 5-8/Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions.

Materials

4" Sugar Cookies

Cookie Frosting

Food Coloring

Popsicle Sticks or Paint Brushes

Icing Bag (or sandwich bag with corner cut)

Cookie Design Worksheet

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three-musicians-coloring-page

Three Musicians | Free Coloring Page

Take a moment to color a masterpiece.

This art masterpiece coloring page will give children an opportunity to interact with a piece of art in a way that they may have never experienced before. Not only will they look at this masterpiece, but they will interact with it. As a result, it will leave a much more lasting impression of the artwork and possibly a greater appreciation for art in general, than had they only looked at it.

Mr. Picasso Head | Interactive Internet Art Resource

Mr. Picasso Head is an interactive drawing space for students which allows them to create their own cubist portrait. Simply select a face, eyes, nose and any other elements that you think will make your drawing look great. Change the colors, flip, resize, or rotate any element. When your drawing is complete, you can add your signature to it and add it to the gallery. You can even send a copy to your friends!

Picasso Self Portrait Coloring Page
Picasso Self Portrait Coloring Page

Self Portrait (1907) by Pablo Picasso | Free Coloring Page

We all know an Art Masterpiece when we see one, even if we don't know why. The evidence that a work was created by a master's hands are undeniable. Picasso's Self Portrait (1907) is one such work. It was painted in his cubist style. The portrait shows influences of African art, with large eyes and mask-like face, which fascinated Picasso.

Coloring an art masterpiece is more than adding color. It is an interaction with a work of art that far exceeds the casual glance that you give as you pass by a painting in a museum. It is a chance to understand it and connect with it. Download Picasso's Self Portrait (1907) coloring page and experience the art in a way you never have before.

Picasso Watercolor Lesson
Picasso Watercolor Lesson

Three Musicians (Excerpt) | "Learn to Watercolor"

Print this Picasso "Learn to Watercolor" project and grab your brush. You are five steps away from a fantastic watercolor painting!

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      LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

      Great lens on a favorite artist. Thank you for this wonderful lens.

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Fantastic lense!

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      Great lens!

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      Thank you for sharing.

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      Enjoyed stopping by today.