Art Lesson - Fun With Lines and Dots - Inspired by Paul Klee

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This simple and engaging Paul Klee-inspired art lesson focuses almost entirely on the art elements point and line. Students begin with one line and a few dots on a blank sheet of paper and eventually end up with a non-representational design that can be enhanced with the optional addition of watercolor.

This is a relaxing lesson that introduces the two most basic elements of design. It’s simple enough to leave for a substitute, with minimal directions and little preparation needed.

The lesson includes directions for an observation and discussion of art work by Paul Klee, which adds an element of art appreciation and can help inspire students when creating their own designs.

Fun With Lines & Dots includes the following:

- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing art by Paul Klee
- directions for the art activity itself
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing art
- suggestions for art extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference

Also included: an ‘art reflection’ worksheet with prompts to help students make personal connections with art and to use their imaginations when observing non-representational art.

This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.

********** PLEASE NOTE *********
Fun With Line & Dots is bundled
with four other lessons in 5 Super Easy Art Lessons

Other artist-inspired art lessons:
Whimsical People - inspired by Keith Haring
Abstract Art For Kids - Inspired by Chagall, Kandinsky, and Matisse.

More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards - self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art - five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle - five integrated Art lessons
Artist Biographies for Kids - informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE - learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion

Free Art resources:
Making Time For Art -- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids - using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum


I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.

Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids, for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.

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Art Lesson - Fun With Lines and Dots - Inspired by Paul Klee
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Art Lesson - Fun With Lines and Dots - Inspired by Paul Klee
Art Lesson - Fun With Lines and Dots - Inspired by Paul Klee
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