Picasso believed that it would be better if an artist could show many different
views of a person or an object at the same time.
That is why many of his paintings look so
An interesting and fun way to think like Picasso is to design a face on a
round slab of clay.
The instructions are below.
- Design your clay face on paper.
- Draw a circle.
- Make a line from top to bottom of circle
that shows a profile (side view) of a face.
- Draw-eyes, lips, eyebrows, freckles, etc.
Remember to show one eye as if your looking at the person from the front.
- The other eye
will be in profile.
- Do the same for the nose and other feature.
- Flatten the ball of clay on the paper. Flip it a few times until it is about 1/2 inch
- Draw your design on the clay
- Recess (Push Down) one side of the face if you want....
- Add raised areas (eyeballs, nose, eyebrows, glasses) if you want. Be sure to scare,
slip and seal these parts so the don't fall off.
- At the top make 8 to 10 holes for the hair.
- Sign and slate the back of the piece
- Allow clay piece to dry 1-2 weeks.
- Fire in kiln
- Add chenille stems, yarn or wire for hair in a creative way
To display you can attach a string from one of the holes to make a hanger or you can
set the clay piece in a small easel. (the kind used to display small frames or plates.)
Display and enjoy!
- An alternative might be to draw a Picasso like face on a round piece of cardboard.
Color with crayons or paint. Then Make holes at top for interesting hair.
- Also, you can make a painting instead of using clay, yarn chenille stems, etc. So after
you draw on paper your design just start painting wild, funky, and creative colors and