Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

1st Grade Paul Klee Mixed Media Trees

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 5:54 PM
I got this lesson from Chesterbrook 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: