Decorative Self-Portrait

During August our grade five students got a chance to explore the work of Gustav Klimt. Using symbols and styles of line that Klimt used in many of his paintings including Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I students created self-portraits. We also experimented using a little gold or silver leaf on the portraits. What did we find out about using gold leaf? It is really hard to work with and it usually sticks everywhere except where you actually want it to stick.  Check out the videos below to see what the students created.

Mrs. Smith and Ms Guettler’s Classes

Ms Kim and Ms Sedro’s Classes

Mrs. Meredith and Mrs. Curnett’s Classes