Friday, September 29, 2017
A Golden Art Project - Gustav Klimt!
I saw Gustav Klimt's art at the Neue Galerie in New York City during the NAEA Convention 2017 (For that post, Click HERE.) Also, I watched The Woman in Gold on Netflix. I just could not get Klimt's Gold out of my head. We posted on Gustav Klimt in the past. (Click HERE.) After many months, a project possibility popped into my head!
Here we go!
We watched Woman in Gold!!! Yes, my 8th graders really enjoyed the movie. We spent 3 class periods watching the movie, but the kid's learned about some art and history. I was amazed at their questions about the movie. The kids connected and felt empathy for the Bloch-Bauer family and let out a loud cheer when Maria Altman's paintings were returned.
Okay, now the project!
1-Use the Elmer's Glue to crank out some designs. Then, let the Elmer's dry.
2-Once the glue dries, get outside and spray the art gold!
3-When the gold spray paint dries, begin painting with acrylic paint.
Honestly, I love this project. The kids absolutely loved the project.
Also, I love this Klimt quote.
Ending with "Heart of Gold" with Neil Young.