Matisse Collage Lesson Plan
- Here is an elementary lesson from Weesie - Linda Wood's Coworker:
My Matisse lesson began with the children drawing groups of mannequins in
various poses. We discussed showing action and motion in the human figure.
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 paper and many sheets of varying colors, hole
punchers, crazy scissors,and 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!
I will eventually write this all up and put it on IAD - but wanted to get it
out to you right away.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department