Second graders explored the art of French artist Henri Matisse and created a painting and a collage using his style. Our collages focused on shapes as in his vegetable and ocean collages – we began with geometric shapes and layered organic shapes on top. His style is very loose and abstract, so we remembered what we had learned from our book Ish about making “Ish- art”.
Our paintings focused on an interior of a room with a window view. Students mix their own colors from primary colors and created tints with white. We enjoyed the freedom of painting without drawing first - very expressive.