Matisse Collages

Our first week in the art room we learned about Matisse and his method of “painting with scissors!” We began class by watching the Matisse video from the Mati & Dada series that you can find here:

Kindergarten and 1st grade were given worksheets to help them to practice their fine motor skills cutting different types of lines. 2nd and 3rd grade got stuck right in and made some impressive works of art! (See below) I was not expecting to see so much use of positive and negative space, or so much movement in their work. I will start to apply these vocabulary terms and get my students brains working on more purposeful application of these skills!

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