Paul Klee City on Acetate

Paul Klee City drawingPaul Klee’s City Painting is the perfect picture to try with acetate and oil pastels.
Simple shapes yet rich colors on a dark background. A pretty potent combination.
MATERIALS
• Acetate, 8.5″ x 11″
• Black Sharpie marker
DIRECTIONS
PREP: Download a grid paper linked above. Print one on white copy paper for each student.
1. Students draw a very geometric stack of buildings on the grid paper with a pencil. Triangles may be added to the squares, along with one circle moon in the sky.
2. A piece of acetate is taped to the front of the grid drawing; The city drawing is traced onto the acetate with a black Sharpie marker.
3. The drawing is removed from the back grid paper and flipped over.
4. The shapes are colored with oil pastels. Coloring on the back will keep all the black lines intact, even if you color over them a bit.
4. Lastly, the acetate drawing is placed in front of a piece of black paper (shiny and clean side up, pastel to the inside) and taped with invisible tape.
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