When someone asks you to make art often you will think of things you could draw or paint. Maybe you think you will draw your dog, or your family, or people swimming at the ocean. But what if your goal was to have no object in your art? That would be non-objective! Non-objective art usually is about color, line, and shape as well as making something that looks good to the eye. The 3rd grade took on this task and had great results. They even scrambled up and collage their cut up paintings to ensure that no objects could be found!
The artist Gustav Klimt was known as the mast of pattern. His painting The Tree of Life is a great example of this and for that reason it was the inspiration for this 3rd grade project. Focusing on the awesome lines of a spiral the students made it into a shape and repeated the spiral as the tree’s branches. They then transferred their drawings to really cool scratch art paper and used a stylus to scratch and reveal the cool colors underneath. Then once the outline was finished they gave these wonderful trees their own patterns for bark.