Family Advent Calendar, Day 5: Make Christmas Cards! Draw Portraits of Santa in the Style of Modigliani, Kahlo, Klee or Etrog

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Today, we are going to design a series of Christmas Cards to send to our loved ones. We had so much fun with our art-inspired stories yesterday, that we decided to stick with our interests in art and attempt portraits of Santa in the style of the masters….

Draw Santa
By taking a closer look at the portraits and sketches above, I’ll have the kids identify what they consider to be the style of Modigliani [top center and top right], Kahlo [top left and middle left], Etrog [bottom left and bottom centre] and Klee [middle right and bottom right].  Then, they will attempt a drawing of a Santa in a similar style. I will encourage them to create colourful, elongated Santas à la Modigliani, a Santa or a Mrs. Santa with a favourite animal on a shoulder or with someone “in mind” à la Kahlo, nuts & bolts sketches towards a Santa sculpture à la [their favourite] Etrog, and line drawings à la Klee.  We’ll then take the drawings and scan them into the computer so that we can print them onto card-stock and send them to family over the holiday season.

Here are tonight’s results!
The Lunchbox Season's Draw Santa Like the Masters Santa Etrog Porrtraits Santa Klee Family Advent Calendar 2013 Santa Modigliani Portraits from The Lunchbox Season

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2 Responses to Family Advent Calendar, Day 5: Make Christmas Cards! Draw Portraits of Santa in the Style of Modigliani, Kahlo, Klee or Etrog

  1. Michele Unangst December 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Great idea for Christmas card images. I love the creativity that goes into this craft. This is so worth passing on. Thank you for sharing.

    • roseye@rogers.com December 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      Thanks Michele! I can’t wait until the other one is home from school so we can get to work on them!!
      R