Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gustav Klimt

Some of the most expensive paintings in the world were created by Gustav Klimt.  He was inspired by Byzantine artwork, and used a lot of gold leaf and symbolism in his images.

Gustav Klimt
1862 - 1918

Note to parents: If you plan to get library books to round out your studies, you will probably want to stick to the children's section and pre-view them.  Klimt's primary subject was the female body.  This will be mentioned in class, but we will be conservative with the images that are shown.

In preparation for class, please place the image below where it can be viewed often. Click here for a printable image.
Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer
Oil, silver, and gold on canvas
Neue Gallery, New York
(public domain)

Just like Klimt, we are going to be working with metal when creating our artwork this month.  Our completed projects will be displayed in the CMC Urgent Care office in Bedford.  In order to complete this project, each student will need to bring the following items to class:

  • Prang crayons, minimum 8 color set - can be shared
  • Sharpie marker black -  can be shared
  • embossing foil 5x5 inch square (can be any color)  - 1 sheet per student
  • felt sheets, assorted colors, 9"x12" - these are only for pressing on and can be saved for next month's project.
  • pencil with an eraser (does not need to be an artist pencil) - 1 per student
  • optional: toothpick, or wooden skewer, 
  • optional: sandpaper or emery board.
  • optional: scotch tape

See you on Friday, January 17th at 6:30!