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Picasso’s Guitar

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Our guitar project was inspired from the artist, Pablo Picasso.  During a two year period, he made one guitar sculpture, but incorporated guitars into many of his other pieces of artwork.  This was during the cubism style where collage and forms were used.  I got the idea for this project from Hicksville Elmentary School on Artsonia. This project discusses symmetry, texture and geometric shapes.  We started with a brown sheet of paper, used a texture plate underneath the paper and rubbed with brown crayon to give it the “wood” look of an acoustic guitar.  We then folded our paper hotdog style and the students had to draw half of a guitar.  We cut it out and then punched holes in our guitar and added yarn for the strings.  Each student was given a copy of some bluegrass music and they were to incorporate it into their background.  They could cut it apart or cut out shapes.  Lastly, students could add additional musical notes, etc to form a collage.

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