May 17, 2013

Paul Klee Drawing

One way to appreciate the masters is to try to copy them. A famous painting of Paul Klee’s titled “The Grooms Arrival” looks like one simple doodle drawing filled with different colors, which I thought my students would enjoy imitating.
1. I showed students how to draw a continuous line that roughly resembled a person’s body. When the it was done, they could add arms and feet that also crossed over the body in some fashion. A hat, eyes and mouth were added.
2. The pencil lines were traced with a fat black marker. Staples sells chisel-tip permanent markers that are great for this purpose.
3. All of the closed shapes were colored in with colored pencils. My students used my Dick Blick pencils, which work well on colored paper. Construction crayons would work well too.