Display and discuss how harmony is created with line, shape, and color in Goldfish and how every part of the painting leads the eye to the goldfish. (Note from Judy: Children might even like to have a real bowl of goldfish)
Contrast and compare collage to paper cutouts
Define and discuss multi-media designs
Create a Multi Media Design
Using textures, make a rubbing on the larger paper.
Put this paper aside.
Using plenty of water, paint the smaller paper with blue watercolor paint.
Sprinkle salt across the surface of the wet paint.
Allow to dry overnight.
Cut a fishbowl shape from the blue paper and glue to the collage area.
Cut goldfish from tissue paper and glue to fishbowl,
Use scrap construction paper to create organic shapes such as vines and blooming plants to encircle the goldfish bowl.
Reflect upon learning
Actively explore the artwork of Henri Matisse
Will not or cannot explore artwork of Henri Matisse
Explores the artwork of Henri Matisse in limited ways
Actively explores the artwork of Henri Matisse in a variety of ways
Accurately interpret Goldfish
Will not or cannot interpret Goldfish
Interprets Goldfish with limited accuracy
Accurately interpret Goldfish supported reasoning and facts
Effectively demonstrate orally, visually, and/or in writing a deep understanding of Matisse’s masterwork
Will not or cannot demonstrate orally, visually, and/or in writing any understanding of Matisse’s masterwork
Demonstrates orally, visually, and/or in writing a limited understanding of Matisse’s masterwork
Effectively demonstrates orally, visually, and/or in writing a deep understanding of Matisse’s masterwork
Thoughtfully reflect upon learning
Will not or cannot reflect upon learning
Reflect upon learning in limited ways
Thoughtfully reflect upon learning in a variety of ways
Who is Henri Matisse?
Explain how you have created harmony in your multi-media design.
Submitted by:Linda St. John's Lower School, Houston, Texas Unit: Collage/painting/printmaking Lesson Plan: "Matisse" Still Life Collage Grade Level: Elementary (these are 2nd grade - adaptable through middle school) School Web Site:St. John's Lower School (click on Art stories until you see Linda's picture)
Students in Grade Two were introduced to still life artworks by many artists. We investigated various themes and subjects painted. Techniques of overlapping were also introduced. Following the introduction of still life painting, we switched gears to creating our own still life collages from imagination. Potato prints and stamps were added for pattern and texture. We used construction paper and tempera paint in the creation of these little masterpieces.
This lesson was an imaginary still life. Linda used Matisse examples, but also other artists (See
Artcyclopedia). It was also a collage. They used potato prints and stamps with Tempera Paint. Students could paint on anything they wanted to in the still life... patterned backgrounds, patterns on vases, etc. They could use cut paper patterns (multiple cuttings) or they could paint or stamp patterns.
Teachers: Adapt Pam Stephens lesson plan to fit this lesson from Linda. Pam has given this lesson to Incredible Art Department as a "teaching lesson" - giving you a plan format to follow. Pam is now teaching art education methods courses.
Submitted by: Weezie Johnston, St. John's Lower School, Houston, Texas Unit: Collage/figure Studies - Matisse Lesson Plan: "Matisse" Collage with Figure Grade Level: Elementary (these are 4th grade - adaptable through middle school)
From Weezie: Matisse lesson began with the children drawing groups of mannequins in various poses. We discussed showing action and motion in the human figure. Discuss figure proportion.
Each table of four students had a group of mannequins they were allowed to pose as they wished to show movement. Next, I showed them many Matisse collage pieces for inspiration. We discussed geometric vs. organic shapes, positive and negative space, and the elements of color. They were each given a sheet of white Drawing Paper and many sheets of varying colors, Hole Paper Punch, crazy scissors, and White Glue. They covered the white paper completely with the cutouts from the colored paper. Lastly they selected a mannequin pose from their original drawings to draw on black paper. They cut it out and placed it on top of their collage and... voila, they were done!
Note to teachers: Tweak Pam Stephens' lesson plan format to fit this project. It is easy to do.