Wire Birds with Paul Klee (all student art project: ASAP)
What is Form
Compare and contrast Form to art we have created in the classroom
What is texture?
How does your hair feel?
How does the bottom of your show feel?
Do they feel the same?
What about tree bark vs. A puppy?
Art and texture:
The job of an artist is to create visual texture
A dog might look fluffy and a marble would be shiny and smooth
CA Art Standard: 1.5 Identify and describe elements of art in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, texture, space, and value.
ARTIST: Paul Klee
(1879 – 1940)
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.
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee
Cut Copper wire into 15” pieces
Cut Watercolor paper into 3” by 3” pieces
Twist copper wire into the shape of a bird
Start with one leg 1”
Work up and create a head that sticks out
Try to make a point for the beak
Work down to form a neck
Twist back up and curve to make the back
Twist in and out for the back tail three times
Curve down to make a second leg
Twist legs together at the top to complete
Your bird should be no larger then your 3”x3” paper
Think about the type of texture you want to create for your backbround
Look again at Paul Klee’s work Twittering Machine
Pay attention to the background texture
How will you add texture to your watercolor
Step1: Paint 3”by 3” piece of paper with turquoise liquid watercolor
Step 2: using various forms of texture (Cotton balls, rag, cars, tooth picks
add in black ink to the wet watercolor
3”x3” watercolor paper
Copper Wire 18 gauge
Liquid Water color