Computer Art ala Picasso!

There are so many ways to be creative with a computer!  Here’s a site where you can click and drag to create your very own Picasso-like portrait. This would be a fun activity for students after learning about the real Picasso!  Be sure to check out this site’s “gallery” to see the fun others have had at!

1. Go to
2. Choose a head shape and drag it to your canvas.  You can make it bigger or smaller, flip it around, change the color or angle… you name it!
3. Then drag objects from the other categories to add your choice of eyes, noses, lips, hair and other features.  Tweak them as you did for the head to get them just the way you want. 
4. Finally, add your signature. Then save it to the PicassoHead Gallery and share it with your friends, or print it out and put it on the fridge!


9 Responses to Computer Art ala Picasso!

  1. A.S. January 8, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I love it! But how did you manage to download the pics?

  2. Annaira January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am #


  3. Daytripper62 January 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    This is so much fun! Thanks for all your great ideas!!!

  4. Infant Bibliophile January 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I've never heard of this site. Thanks so much for the link! It would have been fun when we did a little Picasso study with my 3 year old. ( I'll have to show it to him tomorrow. We used to like to play on too.

  5. TeachKidsArt January 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    A.S., I got the pic by taking a screen shot…. on a mac it's command/shift/F/4. I'm not sure how you do it on a PC, but you could google it if you're a PC user. I use screen shots a lot!!

  6. TeachKidsArt January 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I.B., I mentioned that Jackson Pollock site in a post a couple of years ago… very fun! I'll have to do another one soon… it's too good to miss!!

  7. Still Life With Coffee January 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    My boys have been loving picasso head!! So fun. I plan on doing it with my 2nd graders tomorrow. Very fun.

  8. Anne February 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    WE DID IT TODAY! It was fun… they loved it.

    Do you think I am crazy to now have them draw and paint what they choose?

    Also, any way to get them to print bigger? I could only get them to do a print page and they were tiny.

    Thanks so much for your blog!!!!

  9. TeachKidsArt February 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Having them draw and paint their creations is a great idea, Anne! If you want it to print bigger, you could take a screen shot of it and drag it into iPhoto (if you're using a Mac) or other photo editing software, and then print from there. That's one way… there are probably other ways, too!