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Eighth graders create blind contour drawn portraits. They work in small groups and pose for each other, creating portraits that express multiple points of view. Students also view a PowerPoint presentation on Cubism and complete a WebQuest on Picasso.
A study of Cubism and self expression can go hand in hand.
Study Cubism and Cubist art by examining a number of images with your students. They look at the relationship of Cubism to society architecture, and literature. Finally, they design a Cubist self-portrait using a variety of mediums after studying how more than one medium can be used in a piece of art.
Complete three different self portraits in this art technology lesson. Your class will discuss the cubism genre and its characteristics. They create a regular self-portrait, a cubism self-portrait, and a cubism digital picture of themselves.
Define the term "cubism" with your young scholars and investigate the characteristic style. View several cubist-style pictures of faces, discuss shapes seen and facial features present in artwork. Then your class can work individually or in pairs to create their own cubist faces using variety of media.
Examine three Cubism art pieces by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with your students. They will research how Cubism was advanced due to Picasso and Braque. and then compare and contrast Cubist works through image based discussion. Your pupils take pictures of the same subject from multiple angles and create a two-dimensional collage with them. An additional assignment is included where students write e-mails to partners as part of an art collaboration.
Students engage in a study of the artistic style of cubism with the integration of technology to aid them create a unique work of art. They are shown the works of Picasso and Braque in order to serve as examples to create a context.
Middle schoolers discover the influences of mid 19th and early 20th century art styles: Realism, Impressionism, Post / Neo Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism through an analysis of styles, subject matter, and media.
Explore Pablo Picasso. In this art history and face drawing lesson, read a brief biography of Pablo Picasso. Draw a self portrait following guided instruction by the teacher.  Paint a self-portrait and practice adding white and black to modify colors. Cut and glue each portrait as an example of cubism.
Young scholars explore the idea of movements in the visual arts and differentiate between some of the most well known movements in Western art. The lesson focuses on what makes a painting an example of a particular movement.
Whether you are teaching an art class or world history class, this presentation will appeal to viewers' creative minds and receptive eyes. With brief explanations on Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Dada, and Bauhaus as representations of the five central themes in early modern art, the slides let the vivid images of Picasso, Dali, and Matisse (among others) do the talking. The difference between classical and modern art is never clearer than within these slides.
According to the presentation, the age of confusion was marked by a very specific set of art and philosophical movements. Take a visual trip, and explore expressionism, cubism, Dada, Bauhaus, existentialism, and the new modes of understanding that defined early 20th Century art.
Young scholars examine the art-historical contexts used by Salvador Dali and identify examples of them. They explore surrealism by playing the game Exquisite Corpse, automatic writing or drawing, and dream illustration. They tour the Dali Museum.
Students draw a chair from five different perspectives. After using the shapes from their drawings to create a cubist collage, students paint their collage monochromatically.
Explore the concepts of surrealism and cubism that Marc Chagall portrayed in his art. Your elementary artists will read articles about the artist and practice the methods used in surrealism and cubism.
Students analyze art and examples of Cubism art. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze how artists use symbols and complete image based discussion. Students make a list of technological innovations and design a symbol for each one. Students interview someone about innovations and create a class list of technological advances.
In this cubism artwork worksheet, students make a large portrait in the style of Pablo Picasso. Students cut out facial features from magazines and newspapers. Students create a collage portrait. This worksheet is geared for the adults who will be guiding the students.
Identify Cubist works (namely the works of Picasso and the Cubist-inspired works of David Hockney), then express or create a work showing a time frame.
Fall is an amazing season and leaves are fantastic subjects for artists to examine. Young artists use leaves to create fall collages using the rubbing technique. 
Don't just talk about Cubism, explore it! Learners discuss some of the great Cubist artists as they take on a Cubist-style drawing assignment. They discuss the characteristics found in Cezanne, Monet, and Picasso paintings and analyze each for the use of geometric and organic lines. Then they create a Cubist piece by using one of the three suggested drawing exerises. 

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