Thursday, March 3, 2011
Matisse is an artist famous for "painting with scissors". His collages are created with only cutting scraps of paper into geometric and organic shapes. He doesn't even use a pencil!! We started by looking at this circus artwork by Matisse -----> Can you see the crowd? the animals? the trapeze?
Students created with own artwork cutting out geometric and organic shapes. Some choose to make a scene others just created an abstract art with only different colors and shapes. We also wrote artist statements about our collages! 2nd grade is always so excited to write about their art and share with the class. It's so heart warming to see the students excited about the deeper meaning of art!
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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I received this lesson idea from an elementary school teacher. It was a lot of fun and the kids did not ever want to stop sculpting out of pop cans. However this might be the last time I use this lesson....pop cans seem to be more dangerous than they appear, although this time we only ended up with a few cuts. Anyhow you can see how easy it is to transform a soda can into a work of art! (photos soon)
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