Sinbad Jumps his Dune Buggy
Second graders study the artwork of early abstract painter Paul Klee; in particular his Sinbad the Sailor painting. They talk about how Klee uses the design principal of pattern, how he separates foreground from background using warm and cool colors, and how he takes what could be a gory scene from mythology and gives it a playful appearance through the use of abstraction. Next, students make their own version of an abstracted Sinbad painting. Noah’s Sinbad seems to be quite the hot-rod, while still sporting Klee-esque pattern details and warm/cool color scheme.
Here’s a lesson where second graders look at some early painters that used abstraction. They interpret Paul Klee’s “Sinbad the Sailor” into their own vision and use war
m and cool contrast in watercolor to show them off.