Paul Klee

Art Projects and Curriculum

Student Artwork Showcase









About Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter and graphic artist who was one of the leading members of the Expressionist movement. He is known for his highly individual style, which combined elements of Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. His works often feature playful, childlike images and a unique use of color, which he referred to as "taking a line for a walk." He taught at the Bauhaus school in Germany and his works have been hugely influential in the development of modern art.

In his short life, Klee produced more than 9,000 works, including paintings, drawings, and watercolors. Today, he is widely considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century and his works are highly valued by art collectors and institutions around the world.

Paul Klee Art Lesson & Art Activity

Klee’s love of music serves as inspiration for many of his abstractions. The student artists will both hear and see the connection as they enjoy his fanciful imagination. Using watercolor washes, the young artists enjoy creating their own abstract compositions from their feelings and imaginations. Be sure to click through the student masterpieces at the top of this page.

Art Elements Taught

Line, Color, Texture

Art Activity Emphasis

Abstract Compositions with Movement

Vocabulary Learned

abstract, medium, movement, texture, value, watercolor

Student Art Supplies

Paint Crayons, Paint Swabs
Art Lessons for Paul Klee

How the Art Program Works:

1. Assembly

Introducing the Masters—Multi-Purpose Room or Classroom (20-45 minutes)

2. Student Worksheets

Learning from the Masters—Classroom (15-30 minutes)

3. Student Art Projects

Working with the Masters—Classroom (50-60 minutes)

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My 10-year-old daughter surprised me when she recognized a Picasso. “This was his blue period”, she said. “How did you know that”, I asked. Her reply was, “I learned about Picasso at Meet The Masters”.

I’m thrilled our school supports this program!

Online Elementary Art Curriculum
Janet W.
Parent, Mission Viejo, CA

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  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props

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