Discovering Matisse with 1st grade

Discovering Matisse with 1st grade

Lessons on Henri Matisse are beloved by art teachers because it pairs learning how to cut with making a work of art. I ask my young students to use scissors like they would a pencil without an eraser. We compare images of Matisse's work and learn to use words like balance, composition and negative space.  

 Picasso face off with 2nd grade

Picasso face off with 2nd grade

4th grade nature paper collage quilt

4th grade nature paper collage quilt