Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life"

I've seen this lesson done many times over, and I've loved it. So simple, but they turn out beautifully and the kids are so proud!
For this project Iused black 12x18 paper, gold paint (yes, metallic!) and random shiny sequins and other little bits. First, we talked about Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life" painting and noted the swirly branches. I had kids duplicate the branches on their own paper using a paintbrush dipped in gold paint (NO PENCILS!) The paint dried fairly quickly, so they were able to glue the sequins on during that same class.

Our classes are 55-minutes. Of course if you have shorter classes, you may want to cut the size down or save the sequins for another day!

This was a fun, quick 1-Day project with stellar results! You can't go wrong!

1 comment:

  1. That's so funny, I just finished the same project with my second graders! We did a watercolor wash in the background though, so it took two classes.