Saturday, March 28, 2015

Artist Study: Paul Klee

 In March we learned about Paul Klee.
 We read the usual biography as well as The Cat and the Bird, which is a story based on his paintings.  The Dreaming Pictures book talks about different pieces he did.

 We had a lot of fun trying out different projects!  This one from Art Projects for Kids is based on this painting.

 The next week we tried another one from the same blog based on this picture.

 Alice's final picture!

 I found this book at the library (and had to return it early, so please excuse the poor picture!) and used it for a Klee project--it does have projects for lots of other artists, too!

 First we drew a simple face on the paper, outlined it, and covered it with wet tissue paper.

 The project was based on this Klee painting.

 I'm not sure if it's the tissue paper we used (though I checked and it didn't say anything about it being color fast) or the paper, but there wasn't much color transfer!

 We finished the month with this project based on Klee's Harmony paintings.

If you're looking for an artist to start with, Klee would be a great one!  We enjoyed all of the books and projects we tried!

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