Gustav Klimt is one of my favorite artists. I love his sinuous lines, curvy women (which the students didn't get to see!) his use of patterns, and gold gold gold. We looked at the Tree of Life and The Kiss paintings and discussed the similarities in style. Then I gave a quick demo on how to draw a tree with spiral branches and students filled them in with gold tempera paint. Since it was their tree of life, they adorned their tree with people or things that were meaningful in their life, as well as other patterns. I always enjoy seeing a glimpse of students' values and personal life. They loved pretending that the paint was real gold!