Gustav Klimt, Tree of Life


“Art is a line around your thoughts.”

Gustav Klimt

We turned our classroom into a printing shop on Monday. We used brayers and printing ink on carved foam and worked on our ‘own’ Tree of Life masterpieces inspired by Gustav Klimt.

The students experimented with their prints before making their master print:

They learned how much ink to use and that rolling your brayer in many different directions ensures that the ink is evenly distributed.

Let’s take a look at a few of their finished pieces:

The students applied finishing touches to their pieces with gold and silver pens.

I am always inspired by the variety of final images the students create…great job by all!

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