Thursday, March 22, 2012

Warm and Cool 3-D Watercolor Ships with Paul Klee

Upon Arrival: 
Students create 1/2 cool page of water color and salt
Students create whole warm page of red and oranges
What is it? 
What does it look like? 
What are you expected to learn there? 
Why are you studying the Balcutha? 
Warm and cool colors
Warm colors make us? 
Cool Colors Make us? 
How would you draw this ship? 

Show many examples leading up to Paul Klee's Adventurers Ship
See the ship as shapes
What lines do you see?
What shapes do you see?
Geometric? Organic?
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.
Step 1: using a pencil draw out the balcutha in shape and line, draw lightly
Step2: using small sharpie go over all of the outside line in black
Step3: add all details, windows, stripes, etc. 
Step3: using colored pencils add in the color on the ship
Step4: cut out your ship
Step 5: work with students to staple the ship onto the warm paper allowing it to 3-d off the page slightly
Step6: add your blue water on top of the ship to create the final 3-D illusion. 
Watercolor paper 1and 1/2 for each student
Liquid water color
Large brushes
Spray bottle
Colored pencils

Thank you to Ms. Little for this fun art project for fourth grade students in California!!!

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