Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our take on the Klimt 'Tree of Life"

I had noticed the Kustav Klimt project out there on several blogs. Here was my take on teaching about the Austrian artist's 'Tree of Life." We talked about Klimt and Symbolist who are know for their fantasy & mystery style art. Students painted swirls and curls with the gold paint, during the next class they added fantasy/mystery items with the construction paper crayons. All done on 9 X 12 black construction paper, took us two 60 minute classes.


  1. This lesson made the Weekly Top Twenty best art lessons over at The Art Fairy. Come by and pick up your button if you get a chance. Great lesson!

  2. Lovely idea [note.. Gustav Klimt...]

  3. I think this is the best way that I have ever seen to create the tree by Gustav Klimt!! Super nice! Thanks!