During our week dedicated to Gustav Klimt, we explored his golden period by creating our own version of his 1905 “Tree of Life“. This was a perfect piece for the FunLab language throught art program as the image itself is rich with potentially new vocabulary!
You will need:
Language development: tree, life, trunk, branches, swirl, outline, circle, oval, square, rectangle, gold, metallic, contrast, black,
Let’s get started:
Step 1: After showing the kids the original piece, spend some time talking about the symbolism behind the image. Then have them draw a simple version of the tree on black paper using a white pencil.