Paul Klee Cats

second grade

Paul Klee

Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, on December 18, 1879. Klee's father was a music teacher and pushed him to be a violinist by age 11 he was very talented but by the time he was a teenager his attention turned to the visual arts. In 1898, he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was very influenced by surrealism, cubism and expressionism.

Paul Klee Cats

The second graders looked at the art of Paul Klee focusing on the lines that he used and the colors. For this project first they painted a background using liquid watercolor and picking a color scheme. Once their painting was dry they drew their cat using lines and creating shapes. Lastly they added a layer of crayon for additional color and texture.


The students then got to explore being inspired by Paul Klee by making a cat or bird out of clay. They focused on picking a color scheme and making solid attachments using the slip and score method.