Lesson 3: Guernica 1 – Pablo Picasso

Having learned about the symbolism used in Picasso's ‘Guernica’, children plan their own composition based upon this famous piece, using symbols reflective of the First World War and plotting contrasting areas of black and white

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing about some of the symbolism used in Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

  • Planning and creating a drawn composition in the style of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

  • Using symbols in my artwork to convey a message

Teacher Video: Guernica 1 – Pablo Picasso


Guernica, 1937 by Pablo Picasso
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Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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