"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Monday, February 17, 2014

Klimt Quilts

3nd graders learned about the artist Gustav Klimt through a Power Point Presentation. They learned about his life as a working artist, and looked at several of his paintings. They noticed some common characteristics that Gustav often repeated in his paintings: the color gold, the use of curly or spiral lines, and the use of shapes to create patterns. 3nd graders drew a self-portrait of themselves sleeping with a giant quilt. Students then divided the quilt into sections and drew patterns in each section. They used liquid water color to paint in the different areas of the quilt, and used crayon to color in their portrait. Lastly, they painted the background gold and wrote about a dream they once had or a favorite memory.

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