Klimt Collage

Try adding some gold to your collage to make a really decorative work of art. Austrian painted Gustav Klimt lived in the early 1900’s, started his career as a decorator and is probably most famous for his painting named “The Kiss”. You can imitate his style with of color photos on black paper, decorated with gold marker.   MATERIALS • Card stock paper, black • Old magazines • Scissors • Glue stick • Sharpie … Read More

Klimt Tree of Life from Kuwait

This amazing work of art comes all the way from the Middle East. Kristen D. wrote, “Hello, I just wanted to thank you so much for the brilliant tree project. I did this with my 5 year olds at Kuwait English School today and, although they didn’t follow the Color guide, had a fantastic time creating a “crazy tree” as they called it. I’ve attached a photo for you to see!” I personally am … Read More

Klimt Patterns

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who often used gold leaf to make his elaborately patterned paintings, as in “Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait.” One way for students the appreciate all the patterns is to imitate the look just using lines. • View and download Adele Head Template MATERIALS • Color print of Adele Head Template • Black Sharpie marker, fine tip DIRECTIONS 1. Students sketch the main body shapes in pencil. 2. The lines are … Read More

Tree of Life Coloring Page

Klimt’s “Tree of Life” painting must be the epitome of decorative arts. Here’s a Tree of Life coloring page, borrowed from my Tree of Life mural template. It calls for some careful coloring, but will look amazing when complete. • View and download “Tree of Life” Coloring page MATERIALS • Tree of Life coloring page • Card stock paper • Markers recommended DIRECTIONS 1. Print the page on card stock paper 2. Students the … Read More

Jeweled Klimt Art Trading Card

I think my students are going to get spoiled today. This is what you can make if a friend who made tutus closes out and gives you all her little gem stones. Pretty decadent, I know. 1. Cut heavy black paper into the standard 2.5″ x 3.5″ 2. Draw curly Klimt-style trees with a gold or silver Sharpie. 3. Glue little gemstones on top with tacky craft glue.

Klimt Line Art

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who often used gold leaf to make his elaborately patterned paintings, as in “Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait.” One way for students the appreciate all the patterns is to imitate the look just using lines. MATERIALS • Color print of Adele Head Template • Black Sharpie marker, fine tip 1. Students sketch the main body shapes in pencil. 2. The lines are traced with a thick black marker. 3. All … Read More

Klimt Watercolor Tree

I was so happy to find this Tree of Life idea at Artsonia from Cedar Creek Elementary. It’s perfect for little ones just figuring out how to draw and paint. MATERIALS Watercolor paper Sharpie marker, black, chisel tip Liquid watercolor paint DIRECTIONS Draw a ground line and the center tree trunk with a pencil. Add curly branches to the left and right. Add more curls wherever they fit. Trace all the pencil lines with … Read More

How to Draw a Klimt Tree of Life

 Learn how to draw a Klimt Tree of Life in nine easy steps. Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau movement. MATERIALS • Card stock or drawing paper • Black Sharpie markers, fine tip • Portfolio Oil Pastels   DIRECTIONS 1. Draw the center tree trunk. 2. Add one curvy branch to the right and one to the left. 3. Center two … Read More

Gustav Klimt Drawing

Try adding some gold to your collage to make a really decorative work of art. Austrian painted Gustav Klimt lived in the early 1900’s, started his career as a decorator and is probably most famous for his painting named “The Kiss”. You can imitate his style with of color photos on black paper, decorated with gold marker.   MATERIALS • Card stock paper, black • Old magazines • Scissors • Glue stick • Sharpie … Read More

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