Matisse Winter Collages
In Art class 2nd graders learned about the French artist Henri Matisse. They learned that Matisse created his art using collage or what he called "drawing with scissors”. Matisse painted papers, cut out shapes and glued the shapes together create pictures. Some of Matisse's works were inspired by music, the ocean or even the circus. Students looked at several of Matisse’s artworks and noticed how he repeated shapes to make patterns and show movement in his art. Using only cool colors students cut and glued shapes to create a background for their Matisse inspired collage. Students then learned how to cut out snowflakes and repeated snowflakes in their collage along with small white paper patterns.