This week the rec centre's summer guide came out and on the cover are a bunch of the kids from my art camp showing off their Picasso cubist faces!
I originally saw the cubist faces HERE and thought that it would make a nice addition to my Picasso inspired art camp. Since I don't have access to a kiln and I needed to keep my supply costs to a minimum, I used my homemade model magic recipe instead. I made these with my older group (8-12) first and had a few problems with the faces cracking and breaking as they dried. This meant that I had to spend time gluing them back together (not fun). Due to this, I decided to make the same face shape ahead of time for my younger group (5-8) and had them just create the facial features.
You can see in the face above where I repaired the large crack line-so frustrating!
After rolling out our model magic and cutting the face shape I talked to the kids about adding a line down the middle to create a view of the face in profile, making it wavy to show the shape of the nose and mouth.
After painting their base colours I invited the kids to add different patterns to further distinguish the two views of their faces.
This kid really took to adding texture to her face, with some cool results.
When making the faces use a chopstick or dowel to create holes for the addition of pipe cleaner hair. Here are the older group's faces with some crazy hairdos:
Below are the Cubist faces of my younger group. Even with the same face shape there was an awesome variety in the end results.