Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In the Art Room - Matisse's Goldfish

My first graders just finished their first art project of the year, a painting inspired by Matisse's goldfish still life.  This was a great review of color, line and shape.  We also reviewed the right and wrong way to paint as well as the difference between a still life, a portrait, and a landscape.  After viewing Matisse's work and discussing what we saw each student received a paper with an oval drawn in the middle.  That oval became the top of the fishbowl.  They followed oral directions to complete the drawing.  It took us three class periods to complete but we are all very pleased with the results!

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