Sunday, 16 November 2014

Artist Appreciation Lessons

Matisse - Painting With Scissors


My most favourite lesson are those were I get to expose the children to new artists both modern and the masters. I have a number of lesson ideas for different artist I will post but the Matisse lesson yielded the best results.
I began with using a you tube video of Matisse working and moving on to interpreting the shapes and what they represent. We moved on to discussion about what was important to us and what shapes could represent those ideas.
I provided the children with a range of primary and secondary coloured paper, a pile of scissors and glue sticks and let them express themselves.