Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian-born New Zealand artist and architect who worked also in the field of environmental protection. Hundertwasser was an opponent of straight lines in his artwork.
Variations for this lesson:
~I use this lesson for 1st grade, but this could easily be adapted anywhere from pre-k - 5th grade.
~This lesson can be used to make individual student artwork, or combine the students' artwork to make a collaborative mural.
~The size of paper can be changed depending on what the teacher wants; smaller paper (ex, 6"x6") would be good to create the collaborative mural, as where larger sizes (ex, 12"x12", 12"x18") would be good for individual student artwork.
~The color of background paper can be up to the student or the teacher can choose 1 color.
~The color of oil pastel could be warm colors, cool colors, complementary, black & white; it is up to the teacher. Same rings true for the trees created.
This lesson includes:
A PowerPoint containing 7 slides:
Slide 1: Title slide with Hundertwasser's photo
Slide 2: Facts about Hundertwasser
Slide 3: Spirals noted in his artwork
Slide 4: Images of his artwork
Slide 5: His artwork, along with the important details
Slide 6: 2 more of his artwork
Slide 7: Samples of student artwork
A lesson plan including:
Teacher procedures for the lesson
Ohio visual arts standards
Elements of art used
Principles of art used
Samples of artwork