After Picasso

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso, regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, was an innovative artist, considered to be, not only a master painter but also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramics artist, etching artist and writer.

Our Year 7 students have been learning about Picasso through the printmaking technique of linocuts, a technique that Picasso immersed himself with during the latter part of his life.

Using lino, inks and chine-collé, students explored the process to create a self-portrait in the style of Picasso. Printmaking enables an artist to create a multitude of prints using the one linocut. The students made multiple prints and at the end of the class, every spare space including the desks, cabinet tops and floor was covered with prints – a testament to engaged learners indeed.