Friday, October 11, 2013

Kindergarten: Cat and Bird

Cat and Bird, 1928

Kindergarten students learned about Paul Klee's Cat and Bird painting and broke it down into basic shapes and intersecting lines. They first drew their cat in brown oil pastel and then colored it entirely in orange pastel to get a solid base color. The next step was to layer certain areas, like the ears, under the eyes, and mouth with white. Students used whatever colors they wanted for the eyes and background. Even though this was mostly a guided lesson in that I demonstrated each step as students followed along, I love that each cat is unique and has so much personality.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ruth! Thanks for leaving your link. I've enjoyed going through all your projects (and pinning some too) I'm sure your enjoying being back in SoCal. Your little girl is adorable. Just wanted to say hello!