Monday, October 1, 2012

Geometric Tissue Cityscapes with Paul Klee

DISCUSSION: Geometric shape 
 what are geometric shapes?
  where do we find them?
    in math class?
   Let’s name some and draw them...
Where do you hear that word geometric?
  Math class

City Scape: What is it? 
Look at Paul Klee’s Castle and the Sun
  What are his Buildings made up of?
  What Colors do you see?
  Are there any Organic shapes?
 Foreground: Front of the picture; bottom of your paper
 Middle ground: middle of your picture; horizon line in a Landscape; middle of your paper
 Background: The back of your picture; above the horizon line; the TOP of your paper
Overlapping: one object being on top of another
   The Buildings in the foreground will have no overlapping
   The buildings in the middle ground will be hidden slightly behind
    the foreground buildings
   The buildings in the background will be hidden behind the foreground and 
    middle ground buildings

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.
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Create Paul Klee’s city scape using Tissue paper and geometric shapes
Step1: glue on square and rectangles to form a city scape in color
Step2: build up one of the side like Klee
Step3: add black lines in sharpie add squares and rectangles and triangles for roofs
Step4: continue adding in in black lines until the space is full
Step5: Add in one circle with tissue paper
Step6: add black line for a circle on the sun

Tissue paper in all colors cut to squares
Glue sticks
Black Sharpie

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