♠ Posted by ArtMuse in 1st Grade Lessons at 5:54 PMChesterbrook Academy Elementary Blog.
It is based on the painting 'Small Rhythmic Landscape' by artist Paul Klee
I emphasized line, (wavy, squiggly, diagonal, vertical, zig-zag, and dotted), value in tempera and watercolor paint, and collage.
At first I wasn't too pleased with the results, but after looking over everyone's once the lesson was finally done, I decided it was a keeper after all. It was a challenging lesson with quite a few directions and steps to follow, but my first graders really rose to the challenge and created these beautiful trees.
Here are a few finished examples: