Gustav Klimt Quilt




Inspired by Gustav Klimt’s oil on canvas painting (1917/1918)

Baby Cradle

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Supplies needed:

White construction paper 12×18


Sharpie black fine point marker

Acrylic paint (5-10 colors- MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WHITE AND BROWN FOR SKIN COLOR – white not shown here)


Paint Palette

Water Container

Paper towels

Scrap paper (for face painting color testing)


Position paper vertically.

Appox. 1/3 down from paper draw a face of a human or an animal. (Add up to three faces)

If you want a bed full add more faces half way down on the paper.

Draw long diagonal wavy lines from the faces to the edge of the paper.

Draw motif designs to each section of the quilt.

Once you have drawn everything in- time to paint!


Start with the face.  I mixed 75% white and the remainder light brown- MAKE SURE TO HAVE CHILD TEST COLOR ON A SCRAP PIECE OF PAPER-add more or less white to achieve desired skin color

Once your painting is dry outline the original pencil designs with your sharpie


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