6th Grade Artists
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
Gustav Klimt Inspired Portraits
To introduce students to Gustav Klimt’s style of portraiture and show students how to use the elements of art to create an artwork similar to Klimt’s
To learn about a new artist and his style of work as well as show another way to incorporate elements of art into the composition
What is the difference between a self-portrait and a portrait? What are the identifying characteristics that make up Klimt’s style of art? What is the mixed media technique and how will you incorporate it into your piece?
Students will create a 2D mixed media piece that shows they understand the style and characteristics of Gustav Klimt's artwork, specifically the piece titled "Baby Cradle."