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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Klimt Gold Patterns Collage with Gold Pen

This is a line and pattern project based on the work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. He is one of my favourite artists and I love teaching this lesson. 

I start off by showing a slideshow of Klimt's works and we discuss his use of gold and patterns. 
Here's a good video about this work you can show your students. 

I've posted all the specific steps previously HERE.

Start with a magazine image (preferable) of a figure with some skin showing. Cut it out.

Trace around the figure on black paper (8 x 10") then cut away the clothing. Glue down the flesh parts with a glue stick. Using a pencil, sketch out the patterns. Clothing should be intricate and detailed and the background bolder or simpler for contrast

We used a variety of gel pens (Pentel and Uniball are very good brands).


I also had these gold flakes that I bought from Dollarama a few years ago. Kids LOVE these. Unfortunately, I haven't seen them in stores for a few years. 

Fill in all the patterns with the gold gel pens.

Some finished Grade 10-12 artworks:

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