Kids of all ages will have fun learning about Paul Klee with this famous artist art project for kids.
The Swiss-born painter Paul Klee created Expressionist masterpieces and taught other aspiring artists at the Bauhaus. Even though Klee had some fairly deep thoughts when it came to his artistic expression, your child can still learn through his work (minus some of the more conceptual ideas). Depending on your child’s age, you can pull different ideas from Klee’s paintings.
Paul Klee Kids Art
As your child starts talking about Klee’s work, ask her about the colors and the shapes. If she doesn’t notice that the colors are darker around the edges and lighter and brighter in the center, point it out.
You don’t have to directly tell her, “Hey, the colors are darker around the outside.” But, you can ask her questions such as, “What do you notice about the colors on the outside?” and, “How are the colors on the inside different?”
Now that she’s viewed the art, it’s time to make one of her own. Not only does this activity help her to learn about colors and shapes, but it allows her to work on fine motor skills and build critical-thinking abilities. How? Your child will use Klee’s artwork as inspiration and create a grid of squares, with darker colors on the outside and lighter ones on the inside. The best part is, it’s reusable! Instead of paint, we’re using felt. That makes this a mini felt board. After this art activity, your child can reuse it for other projects.
Paul Klee Art Project for Kids
making comparisons while doing this!).
Optional: Glue the felt down to make the artwork permanent.
Or, you can pull the pieces up and start over. Your child can also create a reverse pattern, making the colors lighter on the outside and darker in the center.
Grab our artist report to help kids write down what they learn about famous arists and add a picture of their art project to make a fun keepsake of their homeschool art appreciation class.
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