After 1st graders finish making their monochromatic fish paintings I have a new idea for them. We will learn to draw shapes into forms, create an interior space, fill it with pattern, and balance it with color using THE GOLDFISH, by Henri Matisse as inspiration. The fishbowl, however, will be empty at first.
Below is a slideshow that leads students through the steps for drawing where they will turn a circle into a fishbowl, make an oval table, design a corner of the room, and use color and pattern in the style of Henri Matisse.
We are using iPads in the art room this week ~even with Kindergartners. I had them view Suzanne Tiedemann's Matisse video (see below) then use the ART DOODLES APP to make their own Matisse styled collage. Then they emailed me their results so I could post them to their digital portfolios on Artsonia. View them here. Art is only 30 minutes so that was a lot of work, but very fun!
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