Lesson 3 - Chagall Merry-Go-Round
Lesson 5 - Outsider Art Elephants

Lesson 4 - Picasso Cats


Hello and welcome to Lesson 4!

Today we are going to create a cat watercolor painting in the "Cubist" style. Now we're going to get really crazy!

Hurray! Let's get started!




Today you will need:

-- a sheet of watercolor paper, about 8"x10" 

-- watercolors

-- two paintbrushes (small and large)

-- colored markers


Today's video:

Kids Art Week 2017 - Picasso Cat 

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Today you will make a mixed-up Picasso cat. Each of your cats will turn out differently! Have fun with it!

1. Pick three marker colors. 

2. With your first color, draw an "eye" anywhere on the paper, then turn the paper 90 degrees clockwise.

3. With a second color, draw a second "eye" that is three times larger than your first eye. Turn your paper 90 degrees clockwise.

4. With a third color, draw an ear, then turn your paper 90 degrees clockwise.

5. With your first color, draw a tail. Turn your paper again.

6. With your second color, draw a nose/mouth. Turn your paper again.

7. With your third color, draw some whiskers. Turn your paper again.

8. Finally, draw a paw.

9. Now turn your paper around and around. Do you see how to finish your cat? How can you connect all of the elements? This is kind of like our Blob Animals from Lesson 1, only this time you have some drawings to work around and you are painting your blob shape last.

10. Use watercolor to "fill in" the rest of your cat. You might need to paint in new ears or eyes, legs or even a tail. It's okay that it looks silly... it's supposed to!

Have fun and we'll see you tomorrow!



Here are three more cats made from the steps above:





And remember!

I want to encourage parents of younger children ESPECIALLY (but really, all of us), to remember to try and make this lesson a positive experience, even if that means not following the steps precisely! ;)

Truly, it's more important for all of us to enjoy the process, whatever the outcome. So please don't worry if the end product is not what you expected... let your children make the assignments their own... their ideas are golden.

I have no expectations that the images posted are "right," and hope you can let those go for you and your children, too. 



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