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 PicassoHead.com!

1. Go to http://www.picassohead.com/create.html
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!

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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 #

    super!

  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. (http://infantbibliophile.blogspot.com/2010/09/picasso-craft-for-preschool-set.html). I’ll have to show it to him tomor­row. We used to like to play on jacksonpollock.org 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!

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