Paul Klee Castles

This week we looked at artwork by Paul Klee.

Using inspiration from this piece students were encouraged to create their own castle or cityscape.  

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We began with the outline of the building, then used a ruler to create horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines creating smaller shapes within the building. The diversity of building design was wonderful!  We used oil pastels on colored construction paper to get those bright colors. Lastly students outlined their buildings with black pastel.

 

My middle schoolers saw the sample I made for other classes and asked to also do this project.  They began the same way- with an outline and then breaking those large shapes into smaller shapes.  Then they had the choice of using oil pastel or paint to complete their project.

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