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Lesson Plan Format

Class: Year 5 Date: 28th of April Time: Start: _________________________

Finish: _________________________
Key Learning Area: Creative Arts Lesson Topic: Picasso and Cubism

Recent Prior Experience (specific relevant concepts, skills and values the school students have experienced prior to this lesson):
Students may have little to no knowledge on Picasso and his work. Particularly in Cubism.
Syllabus Outcome(s): Indicators of Learning for this lesson: Assessment:
One or two only. Please note the syllabus Behaviours that contribute toward achievement of outcome(s). Strategies which will be used to assess
reference number AND write out in full. Quote syllabus numbers. Must be clear, specific, observable. learners attainment of learning outcomes.
Curriculum Content Strands may be used as headings. Should be linked to each learning indicator.
- VAS3.1
Investigates subject By the end of this lesson, the students will:
matter in an attempt - Can show their understanding of cubism
to represent likenesses - Know the influence of Picasso in todays society and its art forms in their work
of things in the world.

- Define cubism and its main features - Shows creativity and represents likeness of
- VAS3.3 things in the world in their artwork e.g facial
Acknowledges that features.
audiences respond in - Express their understanding of cubism through their artwork.
different ways to - Can describe how Picasso has influenced
artworks and that there art in todays society.
are different opinions
about the value of

Any safety issues to be considered: Resources:

N/A List resources you used in preparing the lesson AND those used in the lesson implementation.

Oil Pastels, Paper, Pencil, Images of cubism and information sheet on Picasso.

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Lesson Content / Indicators of Learning Timing Teaching Strategies / Learning Experiences: Resources and Organisation:
(What is Taught): (mins) (How it is taught)
Note key skills, concepts and values Write detailed steps showing what the teacher (T) will do and
addressed in each section. Link to your what students (Ss) will do.
Indicators of Learning.

This is to understand if children have prior T will settle down Ss and ask if they know who Pablo Picasso
knowledge is

Ss can then share their understanding and knowledge about

T will hand out Picasso Information Sheet and his influence in
This is to broaden their knowledge and give todays society.
deeper meaning to the influence of Pablo
Picasso. Once T has asked the Ss to read about Picasso, Ss can share Pablo Picasso Information Sheet.
what they gathered from the information sheet and something
This allows the T to asses if Ss understand new they learnt about Pablo Picasso.
the influence of Picasso in todays society.

T will write up something new they learned about Pablo Whiteboard, Whiteboard Markers
Picasso and Cubism


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This develops children learning and T will now introduce an art style that Picasso created called
understanding of the art form, Cubism Cubism.
created by Picasso.

T will go in depth on what Cubism is and the techniques that W h i t e b o a r d a n d w h i t e b o a r d
make cubism unique. markers to write notes on the board
about cubism.
Cubism includes
Geometric Shapes and Patterns

This is to give children inspiration and
visualise the work they want to produce.
T will display photos of Cubism artwork to inspire children for
their activity.

S will then be instructed to sit at their desks with a piece of A3 P a p e r, P e n c i l , A r t w o r k s f o r
and look at the board. inspiration.

Providing children and explaining the motifs T will explain that in Cubism, there is an element of realism
behind Picasso's work enables children to but in a very abstract way. Pablo Picasso uses different
appreciate the art form. shapes and colours to make it more appealing to the eye.

T will demonstrate and scaffold to the Ss an example of
artwork by drawing on the board.

This is an opportunity for the T to assess Ss T will write learning intention and success critiera.
understanding of the techniques of cubism.
Learning Intention: Whiteboard and whiteboard marker
To express creativity using geometric shapes and a variety of
Learning Intention and Success Criteria are 20mins colours to create a self-portrait inspired by cubism.
used as a guidance for the students.
Success Criteria.
I have used geometric shapes to form my face
I have used a variety of colours and patterns
I have created a two dimensional illusion Oil Pastels, Paper, Ruler.

Once Ss have watched demonstration, Ss may begin their

artworks by drawing on the piece of paper using pencil.

Once Ss have finished drawing, they can begin using the Oil
Pastels to colour in their work.

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This provides children the opportunity to Ts can then ask Ss to put down all items out of their hands.
appreciate other childrens understanding of
Cubism Ss are then instructed to stand up and look around the
10 mins classroom, showcasing everyones work.

Ss will be instructed to sit back at their desks and ask 1-2 Ss

to share their work and their ideas and how they tried to
By asking Ss how they tried to incorporate incorporate the techniques of cubism into their artwork.
the techniques of cubism, this give the T an
idea of what the children know about
cubism and if they were able to apply these Once some Ss have shared their ideas and artworks, they will
skills and techniques into their work. then be asked to pack up their work space and tidy the room,
ready for next lesson.
10 mins

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The Weeping Woman, 1973 Woman in the Mirror, 1932

The Guitar Player, 1910

Picasso was a proli,ic artist for all of his 91 years creating over 20,000 works of art. He always tried to
explore daring and unpredictable new directions in art. As well as paintings and drawings, he worked
in sculpture, graphic arts, ceramics, mosaics and stage design. Unlike many great artists before him
who died poor and unknown, Pablo Picasso became rich and famous during his lifetime. No artist has
affected modern art more the thousands of artworks he created forever changed the way people
thought about art.

Cubism is one of the movements that changed art history. It began in France in 1907. Pablo Picasso
began painting ,igures that were made up of cubes, spheres, cylinders, cones, and other geometric
shapes. The paintings looked like someone had cut them up and glued them back together.

The Cubists tried to create a new way of seeing things in art an abstract way.
Some cubist paintings were extremely abstract. In Picassos The Guitar Player (above), it is dif,icult to
see the person in the painting, but you can see that Picasso used different geometric shapes to create
the artwork.

In Cubism, Many of their subjects were people or landscapes. They were represented as combinations
of basic geometric shapes, sometimes showing multiple viewpoints at the same time. This approach
was related more to the way we see images in our imagination rather than in real life. For instance if
you try to imagine your friend, you wont remember all the exact details of their face but parts of them
that stand out in your mind.

At ,irst, cubists used very little colour in their paintings. They used mostly browns, greys, and blues. In
1912, colour re-entered the picture and some artists, like Picasso. Like his images above, you are able
to see the different colours, shapes but still see a distinct face.