Thursday, September 3, 2015
A Sweater for Lumpito / Pablo Picasso's Dachshund Lump
I began this lesson with reading the class the book "Lumpito and the Painter from Spain." Students munched on Scooby Doo graham crackers during the story. Afterwards we looked at a variety of paintings that Picasso included Lump in. Students were asked what kind of shapes Picasso used to make Lump in his paintings. We shared and discussed geometric and organic shapes.
Students made dachshunds using a template that I created. Older students made their own templates. Afterwards they developed their ideas in their sketchbooks for their sweater design.
The final dachshunds sported coats of many bright colors in a Picassoish style. They loved their miniature paper Lumps so much that they gave them names. There was lots of barking going on in the classroom once they were completed. :)
LESSON PLAN DOWNLOADABLE PDF
HOW TO MAKE A DACHSHUND PATTERN DOWNLOADABLE PDF
Lesson Plan: A Sweater for Lumpito
Instruction Guide: How to Make a Stand Up Dachshund
Dedicated to Gustave and Heidi my constant companions!