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Oil Pastel Houses Inspired by Marc Chagall

Stu­dents enjoy cre­at­ing these quirky street-scapes inspired by Russ­ian artist, Marc Cha­gall.  There’s just some­thing really fun about crooked build­ings and ran­dom things fly­ing through the air! Mate­ri­als: 12x18 black con­struc­tion paper #2 Pen­cil with pink eraser (the eraser is handy for “sketch­ing” your lay­out!) Oil Pas­tels “Wet wipes” for clean up Exam­ples of the paint­ings of Marc […]

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Underwater Fantasy inspired by Paul Klee

Swiss painter and graphic artist, Paul Klee, is known for his child-like use of line and color.… maybe that’s why kids relate so well to his work!  The influ­ence of Sur­re­al­ism, Expres­sion­ism, and Cubism is eas­ily seen in his art, yet he really had a style all his own.  This project is inspired by his […]

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Self-Portrait Workshop — Paul Klee

Here is a sam­pling of self-portraits inspired by artist Paul Klee (includ­ing one in progress) from my last teacher work­shop. Paul Klee (1879–1940) was a Swiss artist known for his highly indi­vid­ual, abstract style. His work was influ­enced by many dif­fer­ent art move­ments, includ­ing Expres­sion­ism, Cubism and Sur­re­al­ism. This project uses squares of “bleed­ing tissue” […]

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Abstract Scatch Art

This project was inspired by Swiss artist Paul Klee. Paul Klee (1879–1940) was an abstract artist known for his highly indi­vid­ual style, which was influ­enced by many dif­fer­ent art move­ments, includ­ing Expres­sion­ism, Cubism and Sur­re­al­ism. Ran­dom col­ors in the back­ground appear as your design is scratched out, offer­ing a fun sur­prise whether you cre­ate a […]

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Self-Portraits Inspired by Paul Klee

Kinder­garten self-portrait and “Senecio” by Paul Klee One of our won­der­ful par­ent vol­un­teers recently shared a great web­site with me that she found. If you’re look­ing for new art lessons to try, check out Kathy Barbaro’s “Art Projects for Kids”. I found a great idea on her web­site for “paint­ing” with tis­sue paper, which I tried […]

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