Grade 6 – Gustav Klimt

Ever since I discovered Klimt I have been excited to do a project on him! His work is beautiful and I knew that the learners would love it! The opportunity came this year when the Grade 6 group set off to tackle this challenge.

It began with a small introduction to Klimt and his work. The learners were then given an A4 piece of white paper and a mirror. They were asked to draw their self portrait onto this piece of paper using pencil.

They were asked to carefully cut out their portrait and given an A3 piece of black paper (220g).  They stuck the portrait onto this. Here’s where the fun really started. They were given gold and silver gel pens and asked to decorate the black background! They could also use various paints, including gold and silver. Some mixed the silver paint with one of the colors making a very cool metallic blue or orange!

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