Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paul Klee Fish

Paul Klee was a very interesting artist who ended up using lots of geometric and organic shapes in his artwork. He valued the "primitive" art of children, and the whimsical shapes and designs in which they created. I think that is what I value most about my childrens' artwork, too!

For this project, we used 12x12 white paper and folded it 3 times to make an invisible set of lines on our papers. On this, the kids wrote their names in crayons OVER and OVER and OVER. Then they chose one color of watercolor paint to paint on top.

We then made some funky fish out of paper, crayons, marker, and (sequins if finished early for extra pizzazz!)

I was so happy to see that so many of my kids didn't take the background literally and used different colors other than blue (for the "water")! Each child is SO proud of their work because not only are they unique, they're personalized!

6 comments:

  1. I love the way the backgrounds have a "faded" look to then and the fish pop out!

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  2. Beautiful compositions.
    The colors,lines,and patterns are well executed.

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  3. These are great! What grade did you do them with?

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  4. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u.
    Paul Klee Paintings

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  5. This is awesome! Did you get this from my blog?! If so, how cool! http://davinciswings.blogspot.com/2010/05/3rd-grade-fish-inspired-by-paul-klee.html

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  6. I love these! I am going to do this art project with my grade 4 class. I am just curious. Do you draw and color the fish on a separate piece of paper or just right on the paper with the background.

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