Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Monday, April 13, 2009

Zilker School-wide Student Art Show

2nd Grade Henri Matisse Collages

What did we do? First we looked at Henri Matisse’s paper collages. We talked about overlapping shapes, free form shapes, and color. We practiced “drawing with scissors” and cut out all sizes of free form shapes. We also arranged the shapes different ways on our papers before gluing them down.

What did we learn? We learned how to create free form shapes. We learned how to “draw” with our scissors as Henri Matisse did, cutting the paper without drawing a shape first. We learned that overlapping different lines and shapes can create an interesting composition. We also learned to use an “arabesque” black line, just like Matisse did in his artworks.

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