Thursday, May 26, 2011

1st Grade Buggin' Out for Matisse



How can paper and glue be used to create works of art to create works of art?

 Why would artists choose to work in collage?

Collage
Paste
Adhesive
Medium
Positive
Negative
Symmetry

1st grade talked about why artists would choose to work solely in paper materials. How does paper work well for an artwork? How is it difficult to use paper in an artwork? Why did they think Matisse used cut paper?


1st grade is also studying insects in their curriculum so we talked about what parts of an insect we would need to build one out of cut paper. We used symmetry in creating our shapes and designing our insects.






6 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! Love this idea. Thank you for sharing!

    Sally
    Fairy Dust Teaching

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  2. These are fantastic- so colouful! What great discussion questions for the the little ones about collage techniques too. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow, these are all brilliant, my class of 6 & 7yr olds are learning about insects at the moment, I am going to do this for Art with them next week! love your blog and all the children's artwork!

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  5. These are great I love how you used Matisse for this lesson.

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  6. I love when a teacher take the curriculum and tries to make it fun. I adore all of these little insects. They are so stinking cute. This is a wonderful idea.


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