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.