Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Drawing with Scissors ~ 4th grade

Artists in the 4th grade studied about the work of Henri Matisse. They were inspired by his work of cut out shapes that Matisse called Drawing with Scissors. Students got a better understanding of how artists work even through a disability or illness. 
Students compared characteristics of organic and geometric shapes found in Matisse's work. They analyzed the shapes and practiced cutting/drawing them. They discovered ways in which Matisse repeated shape and how he used flowing lines to create movement.