Nov 5, 2010

Paul Klee Style Collages

My grade ones created these collages by gluing triangles of coloured paper together to build castles inspired by Paul Klee's (1879 -1940) 1928 painting 'The Castle and the Sun'. This proved to be much more difficult than I expected and I got pretty tired of cutting coloured paper into triangles but I love the results.

6 comments:

  1. those are very pretty! If I did this I would pre-cut the squares and have the kids cut a diagonal line across to make the triangles. so what if they're a little crooked!

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  2. They turned out great! I agree about the cutting. What a lot of work! But, worth it.

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  3. Love this lesson. I am always looking for ideas for the younger kids. I will let you know if I use it. Thanks for sharing!
    http://herdabbles.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really like this activity and will definitely try it with my year 1s. It would also great to reinforce primary and secondary colours. Thank you!

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  5. I used your lesson right away. Here it is...
    http://herdabbles.blogspot.com/2010/11/klee-castles.html
    Thanks!

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