Thursday, September 15, 2011

Glitter Fish

The Goldfish by Paul Klee

Paul Klee was born in Switzerland in 1879. He was an important artist and a very good musician, writer, and teacher. Paul Klee is a great artist for students to learn about because he loved to use bright colors and he was very inspired by the natural way children painted.

The 1-3 students began the year with a painting inspired by The Goldfish by Paul Klee. We began by creating some detailed pattern fish. These fish were painted with bright flourescent watercolors. Next, we created a moving seascape with lines and shapes similar to those found in The Goldfish. The last step was to add some extra glow with glitter and a few little thumb print fish in the background.

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