PROJECT LENGTH: 8 days (with hour-long class periods)
DESCRIPTION: Students learn about artist Paul Klee and his artworks. Students also analyze the difference between geometric and organic forms and shapes, as well as closed and open forms and shapes. The art principles of emphasis and contrast will be discussed in relation to shape type and size as well as color. For the creation portion of this lesson, students use rulers and compasses to create their own geometric watercolor paintings, inspired by artist Paul Klee. Students also practice the technical skills of watercolor painting.
1. Powerpoint which includes step by step project instructions, student exemplars, teacher exemplar, master artworks, and information on the Paul Klee's life and art.
2. Paul Klee notes sheet and comprehension questions.
3. Answer key to Paul Klee notes sheet and comprehension questions.
- 12" x 12" drawing or painting paper
- Watercolor paints
- Water bowls
- Compasses or circle stencils/old circular container lids to trace.
- Students will be formatively assessed on their knowledge of line, shape, composition, contrast and emphasis while creating their Paul Klee inspired paintings.
- Warm Up and Exit Ticket questions.
- Discussion questions about Paul Klee's artworks as well as emphasis and contrast.