Mrs Brain's portrait is drawn by Lauren (Year 1) in the style of Pablo Picasso. (You can find out more about the artist at the bottom of this page.)
Mrs Brain is a Reception teacher. We asked her some questions to find out more about her:
What was your dream job when you were a child?
When I was nine I had a stencil kit for a Christmas where you made up different outfits. I spent hours coming up with different combinations and decided that my dream job would be a fashion designer.
What is your favourite snack?
I am partial to a packet of salt and vinegar crisps. I also LOVE a nice cup of tea.
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
When I get a bit of spare time I like to get out a ball of wool and a crochet hook or a set of knitting needles. You might spot some things in the classroom that I've created.
One of the most interesting aspects of Pablo Picasso as a painter is the fact that he embraced very eclectic styles during his long and varied career.
He first began to paint with a Cubist approach immediately following years influenced by African scenes.
Picasso did not feel that art should copy nature. He felt no obligation to remain tied to the more traditional artistic techniques of perspective, modelling, and foreshortening and felt two-dimensional object. Picasso wanted to emphasize the difference between a painting and reality. Cubism involves different ways of seeing, or perceiving, the world around us. Picasso believed in the concept of relativity – he took into account both his observations and his memories when creating a Cubist image. He felt that we do not see an object from one angle or perspective, but rather from many angles selected by sight and movement. As a result of this belief, Cubism became about how to see an object or figure rather than what the artist was looking at.