Students will create a stylized golden tree inspired by the painting, "Tree of Life" by artist Gustav Klimt. Students will learn about the life and artwork of the Austrian artist, view and discuss his some of his paintings, and incorporate the elements and principals of art into their picture. A variety of art materials and techniques will also be used to create this one of a kind piece. What I love about this project is that the students create a work of art that speaks for them. By choosing specific ideas, symbols and designs, the viewer understands what is important to the artist.