Thursday, April 15, 2010

Night Cityscapes with Paul Klee

Second-Fifth Grade

DISCUSSION: pattern with shape
What is pattern? What makes something a pattern? Repetition.
Where do we see pattern: wrapping paper, clothing, wallpaper
Do we see pattern in this room? Do we see pattern in art? Fiber art?

Show one of Paul Klee's Cityscape's
Talk about the repetition of shapes
What shapes do you see in this piece
Do Colors and shapes repeat?
Do you see a pattern?

ARTIST: Paul Klee
1879 – 1940)
Swiss painter of German nationality.
His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism.
Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it.
His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes child-like perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality.
He and his friend, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art and architecture.

PROJECT: Create a cityscape using pattern paper (wrapping paper scrapbook paper)
Step1: 12x18 black paper
Step2: splatter orange and yellow paint on the background at a paint table
Step3: Cut rectangle shapes for buildings in all different heights and patterns
Step4: glue down your city
Step5: add details: toppers, windows, doors, etc.

Black paper
Scraps of gift wrapping paper or scrap booking paper

This project was inspired by one I saw on

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