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Dear Educator:

Thank you for supporting your students’ visit to the exhibition Picasso:
Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.

Representing the vast artistic output of Pablo Picasso, this exhibition includes more than 100 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. By visiting the exhibition, students will explore the artist’s unique vision, exploring themes of inspiration, magic, and the courage required to challenge artistic boundaries.

In this curriculum guide you will find four lesson plans, each geared for a specific grade range: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. While these lessons are written to meet the developmental abilities of the intended students, we encourage you to read all the lessons as the information provided in each will deepen your understanding of the artist and his work.

The K–8 lessons presented here represent a collaboration between Rooftop Elementary School and the Education Department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. These members formed the curriculum development team:

  • Mary Ann Cruz, Where Do Artists Find Inspiration? Looking to the Self
  • Joyce Woo and Judy Toupin, The Magic of Expression: How Is an Artist Like a Magician?
  • Cyndy Sugawara, How Do Artists Explore Multiple Perspectives to Break Boundaries and Create New Possibilities?
  • Amy Balsbaugh & Andi Wong, additional resources
  • Camilla Gordon, Education Department intern, authored the curriculum for grades 9–12 under advisement from Kim Campisano, Lincoln High School.

Click below to download all lessons and worksheets.

PDF icon Complete Picasso Curriculum.pdf1.16 MB