Paul Klee - Names Paintings

In this lesson you will learn about artist Paul Klee, and you will create a name painting in Paul Klee's style.

  • 1

    Read one of the online articles listed below.


  • 2

    Choose three things about Paul Klee that you found interesting

    Write those three things that you found interesting on a piece of paper with your name on it. You should label them 1, 2, and 3.

  • 3

    View at least 4 pieces of Paul Klees art

    View at least 4 pieces of Paul Klee's art and choose a favorite. Write down what you like about it on your piece of paper. Use full sentences with proper grammar and punctuation.

  • 4

    Watch the video below

    This is what we will be doing in class. Watch the video and be prepared to discuss.

Paul Klee Painting Lesson Vocabulary

Medium-A medium refers to the materials that are used to create a work of art. The plural of medium is media.

Resist-Resist techniques in art use the incompatibility (things that don't work together) of two mediums to create layered effects with color and texture.

Negative Space-Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. (Teacher note: Rubins vase is a really good visual example

Pigment-Pigment is the substance or powder that makes up the color of a paint. Pigments are either organic (derived from plant or animal sources, e.g. ivory black, indigo) or inorganic (derived from salts or metallic oxides e.g. ocher, cobalt blue).

Wash-A wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. A wash of diluted ink or watercolor paint applied in combination with drawing is called pen and wash, wash drawing, or ink and wash.

Unity-Unity is achieved when the components of a work of art are perceived as harmonious (works together), giving the work a sense of completion.