Tuesday, May 10, 2011
My 4th grade students were introduced to fluorescent tempera paint for this Matisse collage. They LOVED it! I asked them to draw only 5 lines with a ruler that were either vertical or horizontal. They proceeded to paint each section with a different color. The next class, they were asked to tell a story with their cut-out pieces of black paper. I required a pattern, lines that showed movement, and a focal point. Just for authenticity, I showed them how to cut organic, amorphous "Matisse Pieces", the more the merrier. These were a hit on display and I will use this project again.