I LOVE this project!! I found the idea for this project on Artsonia.com. I was trying to find something to do with the art movement/style called Art Nouveau.... or the artist Gustav Klimt. This was a very decorative style of art making - it can include media such as ceramics, architecture, painting, stain-glass, sculpture (and the list goes on). The students saw some images of art nouveau and could see the decorative, curvilinear lines that it included.
After looking at some examples of art nouveau and Gustav Klimt- the students chose a picture from a magazine of the human figure. They traced the overall figure that they cut out, glued on the body parts of the figure (skin tone and hair) and then became the designer of the clothing and background with their own creative -and very decorative patterns. Wow. Lots of fun!!!