This Paul Klee drawing project guides students to make a continuous line drawing that resembles one of his famous paintings, “Arrival of the Bridegroom”.
Make an easy Paul Klee drawing project by following lots of “up” and “down” and “over” directions in my PDF tutorial, which you can download below.
It’s a fun process that asks students to make an abstract drawing of a person out of one straight line, and then adding arms and legs to finish. Guaranteed abstract (and most certainly creative) results!
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Paul Klee Coloring Page
Materials for How to Draw like Paul Klee
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- 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.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Step by Step Directions for How to Draw like Paul Klee
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw like Paul Klee
- Draw a loop for one eye and go down.
- 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 to the left, make a loop down to the right.
- Cross over the center, and go down over the other lines.
- Continue line up, wiggle left and right, head to the eye.
- Make loop for left eye and end where the line began.
- Draw 4 overlapping “L” shapes for arms and legs.
- Add eyes, mouth and floating circles for hands and hat.