Monday, September 17, 2012

Ooooooh Matisse!

We studied Matisse this week in co-op art. I have done this lesson before. This lesson is simple to prep for and easily successful for each student.

We looked at lots of Matisse art and talked about his life, focusing on his cut paper work. The kids had to choose a Matisse work to copy or they could make their own design in a Matisse style.

 They were not allowed to draw their designs, they had to cut them freestyle like Matisse. Some kids hate this, but most adjust to the idea quickly and do well.

I did two cut outs of my own-one copy of a Matisse (small blue left), and one of my own design (on yellow) with Matisse elements.