Grade 5/6 – Picasso inspired cubist portraits


Grade 5/6 students have been working hard on their cubist portraits. They planned their artwork in their new visual diaries before starting on their final piece.

To inspire the students I showed them a variety of Picasso works. They seemed to really enjoy viewing and discussing them.

I also gave students a ‘Picasso Portrait Guide’ handout to give them ideas for the head shape and facial details. This proved to be really useful.

The children were asked to overlay their grey led portrait with sharp, angular shapes. They are required to demonstrate their understanding of warm and cool colours and the element of tone in their final piece.

I can’t wait to post the finished results. Stay tuned!

Below is my worked example. I presented this to my students so they could see the finished outcome.



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