First Grade artists read the story "The Cat and the Bird" as an introduction to the artist Paul Klee. As we read the story, students were asked to point out Klee's use of geometric shapes to create the building shapes, like squares, rectangles, triangles, and rhombus. We also looked at some of Klee's artworks and again noted the use of geometric shapes. Students then used papers to create their own artworks of a city by combining the different shapes.
Students then added small details, such as doorways, windows, bridges, and balconies with construction paper crayons. The results are beautiful!
See them all at our online art museum: