I taught them how to draw like Paul Klee. I used this as a reference. This project is based on Klee's Arrival of the Bridegroom which is privately owned. So, I'm not going to post a pic of it here, but you can view it on this website.
I love this because they all sort of turn out differently even though all of the students are getting the same directions!
We get those awesome-quality lines by tracing things more than once with a black Sharpie. It just adds some depth to it when they double trace. It also makes it interesting!
I think this would make a great writing prompt. The students could write a descriptive piece. They could write a personal narrative and make these be self-portraits. There are endless possibilities for writing with these. Unfortunately, we did not get to a writing step with these last year. This year, I'll try to start sooner so we have time for that before the end of the year!
I hope you'll try this super easy lesson with your students. Enjoy these lovely works of art!
I have some other things to share that are focused on Klee. Stay tuned!