Third and fourth graders looked at Henri Matisse's Goldfish painting as inspiration for their Original Works Fundraiser collages. We started by painting a variety of colored paper using different watercolor techniques. Then we used crayons to create a patterned background using watercolor resist. We looked at several examples of Matisse's paintings and collages for inspiration for the patterns and colors of the background and shapes to include in our collages.
Painted paper using liquid watercolor paint, salt, plastic wrap, bubble wrap and other techniques:
Collages inspired by Matisse's Goldfish: