Look at Purple Robe and Woman with Hat by Matisse. See how he used bold strokes of color in her face. Look what Matisse did with wide strokes of paint in the Purple Robe painting. We are going to use the same colors when painting our faces.
Pair up and paint your partner's face with face paints. Use Matisse colors. Wear an art shirt. They may choose to wash the paint off at the end of the period or wear it the rest of the
day (make arrangements with the principal to OK wearing the paint).
Henri Matisse - "Purple Robe and Anemones", (1937) Oil on canvas
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Henri Matisse - "Femme Au Chapeau (Woman with Hat)," (1905) - Oil on canvas - San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco,CA
Internet Exchange Lesson Lesson Plan Submitted by:Jean S Zurow,
Elementary art teacher in Austin, Texas.
In about 50 words write an autobiography of yourself. Tell something about yourself, your family, your likes and dislikes. (ex: food, TV, games, sports, classes and heroes or anything you want.) Ask your keypal some questions so they can write you some answers when they write back. Send the students' autobiographies to Jean.
Jean's students then will respond with a note about a famous artist and one of his pictures (the first one is Da Vinci) and the writing prompt is 'What do you think the Mona Lisa sees that puts a smile on her face?' The writing continues back and forth till the students do not want to write anymore. All pictures are in the World Book Encyclopedia article on painting, the artists name, or other articles indicated in the text. All replies to your key pals need to have 4 paragraphs.
Answer their letter and any questions they ask. Ask them a few questions and thank them for writing.
Write about 25 words on the artist of the assignment
Tell them the writing prompt and then tell them your answer about the famous artwork.
Close your letter by asking them what they think is the answer to the writing prompt.
Ask any questions you want, send general wishes and ask them to write. Sign off with your first name. Have a friend check your writing and spelling. Click here for lessons 2-4.