Monday, January 13, 2014

Matisse's Shapes by grades 1&2

First and second graders looked at examples of Henri Matisse's cut paper collages. We compared the organic shapes seen in these collages to the geometric shapes in Paul Klee's Castle and Sun painting. Artists used their scissors to draw organic shapes on colored paper, then they glued the shaped onto string to create hanging shape mobiles.

We also explored the iPad app ArtDoodles, which has a Henri Matisse-inspired collage-maker. Check out some of the collages students made using this fun app!

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