Paul Klee Abstract Portraits

    The Kindergarten students have been studying geometric shapes in art class. They learned that a shape is a flat enclosed area that can be measured by height and width. Geometric shapes are shapes that have common names and that can be measured in mathematical terms, such as a circle or square. After looking at examples of Paul Klee's, pronounced "Clay," abstract portraits, they drew their own people using geometric shapes. They then painted in their portraits using warm colors. Warm colors are the colors that remind us of the sun, fire, or being hot. The Kindergarteners took it a step further by using the cool colors in their backgrounds in the 2011 version of the project.