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Paul Klee inspired childrens art project — Activity Craft Holidays, Kids, Tips

This Paul Klee inspired children’s art project will show students how to turn their lines into easy shapes, just like he did to make his abstract paintings.

Paul Klee City drawn and colored with pencil crayon on black card stock paper

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German artist who became a single of the most renowned painters of the 20th century. He created more than 9000 paintings in his lifetime, in spite of becoming drafted into the war for a time.

Klee’s father was a German music teacher and his mother was a Swiss singer. As a young boy he began to stick to in his parent’s footsteps and train as a musician, but by the time he was a teenager, he became inspired by visual art.

In 1911 Paul Klee became mates with Kandinsky, and in 1912 he traveled to Paris and was inspired by Cubism and Delaunay’s brave use of colour.

In 1914 Klee’s art changed drastically for the duration of a pay a visit to to Tunisia. He was impressed by the top quality of light there, and wrote, “Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever… color and I are one. I am a painter.”

This tutorial was inspired by Klee’s renowned Castle and Sun painting, and will guide students to draw a quite easy developing shape, with a door, tower and windows. Afterwards, they are cost-free to fill anything in with as a lot of colors as they want.

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Preview of the step by step guidelines for drawing a Paul Klee city



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Originally published in artprojectsforkids.org