Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for a Paul Klee Inspired Art Projects and a Paul Klee Coloring Page. It’s a continuous line drawing that resembles one of his famous paintings, “Arrival of the Bridegroom”.
Paul Klee was a Swiss and German artist best known for his large body of work that included cubism, expressionism and surrealism. This Paul Klee inspired art project is designed to help students try out his continuous line drawing idea, which produced one of his more famous paintings “Arrival of the Bridegroom”.
The directions in the step-by-step tutorial will guide students through a series of loops and curves that will fill up the paper in the way that Klee did, but undoubtedly create their own version of his abstract drawing.
Once the drawing is complete there are lots of options for coloring it in. The sample above was made with colored pencils. All the different areas were first filled in with a color, then later shadows were added all around the edges.
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Paul Klee Coloring Page
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Materials for Paul Klee Project
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Colored Pencils. This brand is more expensive than your average one, but if your budget allows, try them out. They are soft and leave color that is SO much brighter than anything else I have ever tried. Perfect for when shading and different values are called for.
Step by Step Directions for Paul Klee Drawing
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw like Paul Klee
- Draw a loop for one eye and go down the page.
- Add a curve to the left and go down to the right.
- Draw to the left, make loop up and down to the right.
- Continue the line up, dip to the left, right, then left.
- Cross over the center, and draw down over the other lines.
- Continue the line up, dip to the right, and head towards the eye.
- Make loop for left eye and connect where the line began.
- Draw 4 overlapping “L” shapes for arms and legs.
- Add eyes, mouth and floating circles for hands and hat.