The Second Grade is in the midst of an exciting interdisciplinary project that integrates technology with their studies in art and Spanish language class that examines and explores Picasso and Cubism.
In language class, the boys study and select masterpieces and make observations about the works using Spanish. In art, they sketch out portraits in the style of Picasso and use a specialized computer program to study the way Picasso drew facial features. The boys then use their laptops to create their own versions.
Later in the project, the Second Grade boys will use their "Picasso Heads" to create a work of art in the Cubist style of Picasso.
This new project is an outgrowth of the Curriculum Initiative, in which the art department (along with all academic departments) identified opportunities for increased interdisciplinary study and extended the study of art history school-wide. By combining two or more disciplines in an active project, interdisciplinary study helps our boys perceive relationships among different concepts and prompts creative thought.
There is exciting learning at Saint David's!