February 22, 2011

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was a fabulous artist during the Art Noveau movement.  His use of patterns and rich colors created flowing portraits and landscapes that resembled tapestries with intricate details.

Second grade used printmaking skills, cut paper and oil pastels to create imagery that celebrated this romantic period of art.  The gold ink and papers were a "hit" with the students.  We looked at a variety of works and found some of his most popular images, shapes and symbols to try in our own designs.  
Creation day one- we used silver, white, black and gold papers to create layered blocks on a larger square.

Creation day two- we used stamps and found objects to print in gold ink.

Creation day three- we used oil pastels to embellish the spaces we felt needed a boost.

Part of my display.


  1. Did you make the tree stamp for them to you or did each student make one? Those are amazing!

  2. The blog is very good!

  3. You caught me! Actually, my fabulous student teacher carved the "Tree of Life" several years ago. I liked the idea of having one stable thing that the kids use because kids who struggle can feel successful at least on parts of the assignment. The other shapes are random stamps and objects that they can or may not choose to use. The squares are simply made from strips of paper I give them in different widths. Thanks!

  4. Very nice! I like the outcome of this project. I think I will add it onto my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing!