Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Second Grade Matisse Collage

Second Graders have worked hard on their Henri Matisse Collages. Students learned to "draw with scissors" - a technique that Matisse described as cutting out shapes
without drawing the shapes first. Students cut out all sizes of free form shapes, starting with larger shapes first, and then overlapping with smaller shapes. Students also had to think about color as they planned their collages.

Here are students placing their shapes onto their collages, then rearranging them in different places until they were pleased with the composition. They glued down pieces after trying different ideas.

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