I love doing artist studies with my daughter, and this week we are learning all about Pablo Picasso! Today I’m sharing with you a free Pablo Picasso for Kids Workbook to help build your own artist study.
Pablo Picasso for Kids
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist in the early 20th century. He painted, sculpted, made prints and ceramics and designed stage productions. He was classically trained but rebelled against the artistic ideas that came before him to experiment with new ideas. His work throughout his career was so remarkably different, it’s sometimes hard to recognize that they were from the same artist.
With his friend, Georges Braque, Picasso invented the Cubism art movement.
Cubism is a style of art (often painting but not always) that shows several perspectives of an object at once by using simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and collage. For example, a face will be shown not just “head on” but also display side views and bird’s eye views at the same time.
Picasso’s work is divided up into 10 distinct periods:
- Early Works
- Blue Period
- Rose Period
- African Period
- War Years
- After War
- Later Works
What’s included in this Pablo Picasso Workbook:
- Short Biography of the Artist
- Fill-in-the-blank questions for kids
- Answer key
- Famous Quotes by Pablo Picasso
- Picasso-inspired Word Search
Tip: I like to laminate our worksheets so we can use them multiple times. This is the laminator I use, and I just buy the super cheap packages of laminate sheets from Amazon. It costs about 13 cents a sheet to laminate which lets us get so much use out of any activity we print out.
Along with this workbook, I highly recommend letting your child make their own Pablo Picasso-inspired work of art!
Here are some Pablo Picasso art projects for kids to inspire you:
- Picasso Collage Self-Portraits from The Artful Parent
- Cubist Paper Bag Costume from Art Projects for Kids
- Picasso Clay Faces from Kids’ Activity Blog
- Picasso Collage Faces from Arty Crafty Kids
- Pablo Picasso Workbook
- White paper
- Laminating paper (and laminator)
How to Use this Picasso Workbook
Print the workbook and laminate, if desired.
Have your child read the short biography twice, and then answer the questions. (Check their work – or have them check it – using the answer key.)
Read through the quotes and discuss possible meanings.
Let your child do the word search for a fun break that also helps with spelling, memory and building vocabulary.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE Pablo Picasso Workbook!