Thursday, 17 October 2013

Picasso Spring Flower Paintings

By Agnes (Grade 2)

Lesson Background:
Spring time here in Canberra is gorgeous.  We have a beautiful flower festival called Floriade which many of our class members visited in our recent school holidays.  To celebrate this beautiful time of year, our class made these flower artworks based on the famous artwork by Picasso, "The Flowers of Peace" (shown below).

Lesson Materials (per student):
Written by Amelia (Grade 1) and Ella (Grade 1)
  • acrylic paint
  • 1 black permanent marker
  • 1 lead pencil
  • 1 water container
  • 1 thin paint brush and 1 thick paint brush
  • newspapers (to keep the tables tidy)
  • 1 A4 piece of white art paper

Lesson Steps: 
Written by Jeff (Grade 2) and Tahir (Grade 1)
  1. First,we pretended that we were holding flowers with our hand and then we laid   our hands down onto the paper in that position.
  2. Next we got our partner to trace around our hand with a lead pencil.
  3. Then we edited the shape of the hand, using our pencil to smooth bits that were a bit bumpy or wonky.
  4. After that we drew in lines for the fingers and arches for the fingernails.
  5. Next we drew in some extra details for the hand.
  6. Then we outlined the hand with a black permanent marker.
  7. After that we drew the stems of the flowers.  We imagined the stem going through our hand and then continuing out under our fingers.
  8. Finally we painted the stems and flowers .
Student Artworks:

By Josh (Grade 1)

By Angie (Grade 2)

By Austin (Grade 2)

By Ella U (Grade 2)

By Angela (Grade 1)

By Eve (Grade 2)

By Xander (Grade 2)

By Paige (Grade 2)

By Serina (Grade 2)

By Kayla (Grade 2)
By Leo (Grade 1)

    some of 1/2B's beautiful spring paintings



  1. I really liked doing the painting

  2. Thank you very much for teaching me a lovely artwork!

  3. I think I did a wonderful artwork and thankyou Mrs Baker