UIS Grade Two’s Explore Shapes and Patterns

The Swiss-born painter, Paul Klee, who greatly admired the art of children himself, would have been amazed to see the Grade Two artists experimenting with shapes and patterns as he did. Using Klee’s simplistic style and intense colors, the students observed and reinterpreted “The Town”. Using shapes and concepts explored in Geometry and Social Studies, the students created the features of a town using basic figures, also thinking about size and measurements, choosing either pastels or markers as a medium. Creating patterns in true Klee form brought particular excitement to the budding artists!

Karina Cortes
Grade 2 teacher