Art is ... Paul Klee Shapes and Colors (5 printable pages).
Paul Klee was a German-Swiss artist. He was very inventive and loved color and childlike images. His paintings are colorful, full of shapes and harmonious.
This art packet has 5 pages. They are simplified renditions of his paintings, and one is an actual drawing. This would be a good introduction of shapes and art at the same time. The pages are easy to complete when the student identifies the shapes and then colors it. It will help some if they pre-color the shapes in the key first. The blank box at the bottom is for the student to draw their own interpretation, idea or shapes. It is left open ended. If you are not familiar with open ended art, please download my free "Art is...Open Ended - Introduction."
1. Intro to Paul Klee.- Students can identify shapes, count them and color them. They can also add more shapes to the drawing, and draw whatever they want in the blank.
2. "The Cat and Bird" - Students can identify the shapes, then color them. They do their own drawing in the blank. This is a geometric rendition of his original painting.
3. "Senecio" - Students can identify the shapes, then color them. They do their own drawing in the blank. This is a geometric rendition of his original painting.
4. "Adventure Gone Down"- Students can color the shapes and then color the people and horse.
5. So you can appreciate his original art work, there are 2 color copies of Klee's originals: "The Cat and BIrd" and "Senecio."
Open Ended, is usually a student directed process, where they can draw their feelings, emotions, reactions to the art work in the blanks provided. They can choose to copy the designs, outlines the shapes/forms, or even just draw one aspect. Open ended is not assessed and there is no right or wrong. Just encourage active participation in some form.
Any copyrighted work is used in accordance with "Fair Use in Education." The students who use these art works will develop a keener understanding of the artist, Paul Klee, and his artwork. Seeing his designs, enhances the education of the students. Students are encouraged to draw their own reactions to Klee's work and not to copy it, per se.
Please contact me with any questions.