Saturday, November 4, 2017

1st Grade Matisse-inspired Fish Paintings

First graders have been learning how forms can be created from basic shapes combined with a few strategically placed lines.  They've spent some time practicing making cubes from squares, pyramids from triangles, and so on.  In this lesson, they looked at Henri Matisse's painting, The Goldfish, to see how Matisse created a cylindrical goldfish bowl by combining three ovals and two vertical lines.  By adding color in the form of oil pastels for details and watercolors for their water and background, the first graders created both a form and a painting with real depth to it!

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