April 24, 2013

Art Lesson - Metallic Trees inspired by Gustav Klimt

This week my K-5 art classes looked at the gilded paintings of Klimt.  We used black card stock metallic markers to draw trees inspired by his "Tree of Life" painting.  Concentrating on swirls and geometric shapes, the children created patterns on the ground and in the trees.  Some of them used real gold leaf for a finishing touch.

April 18, 2013

Art Lesson - Torn Paper Landscapes

Sometimes it's fun to just rip paper.  For this project, we used construction paper and glue sticks.  That's it!  Thinking about layering and landscapes, my K-5th grade students made torn paper hills and flowers.