Second grade students learned about Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). They looked at portraits by Gustav Klimt today. His portraits are interesting with their simple faces and complex patterns.
Students were directed to draw their own face. They could add hands if they wanted to. Once that was complete, they were encouraged to fill in their picture with lots of patterns and lines. When they finished drawing, they painted with tempera paint leaving the face white.
While we did not have any gold leaf handy, we did have several bottles of sparkly glitter paint (an art room donation) that students could use if they chose to.