3rd Grade artists learned about artist Pablo Picasso. We discussed cubism and the artist's "blue period". The "blue" stories students chose were illustrated and then manipulated to mimic the odd perspectives in a cubist painting. These monochromatic paintings gave students an opportunity to practice color theory and color mixing. Notice the many shades and tints of blue? Do you know the difference between a shade and a tint? No? Ask a third grader!