Pablo Picasso is famous for being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He started Cubism, invented collage, and created many works of art with different mediums. He considered himself to be a painter first, but was also known for his drawings, printmaking, and sculptures. After World War II ended, Picasso went to live in the South of France where he began making his own pottery and painting colorful motifs on ceramic plates, dishes, and jugs. Creating these pieces gave him great joy and were among the first pieces he had created in years using bright, happy colors. Educational Objectives: This lesson provides opportunities for students to: · Understand how to construct a three dimensional object using different forms in clay · Learn how to plan and assemble pieces of clay · Understand the kiln firing process · Understand the use of glazes for color and design · Explore art history and apply the concepts to create their own unique works of art.