Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Matisse Inspired Name Signs- Third Grade

Third Grade Henri Matisse Inspired Name Signs


Third graders learned about the life and work of French artist, Henri Matisse (1869-1954).  Matisse is considered one of the greatest Modern Artists, known for his use of rich, bright colors, patterns, flattened abstract forms, and graceful lines.  Much of his later work was paper cut collage using boldly painted paper and organic shapes. He called this “Drawing with Scissors.” 

Third graders created these beautiful name designs using only paper, scissors and glue.  They focused on adding curves and swirls to create letters with an organic flair.  Each artist also included symbols that tell the viewer about the things that are important to them.  Look carefully- What can you discover about each artist?  Enjoy!

MA Standards: 1.1 Use a variety of materials and media 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) media, For shape and form, explore the use of shapes and forms in 2D and 3D Works 3.2 Create 2D and 3D expressive artwork that explores abstraction For example, a student simplifies an image by making decisions about essential colors, lines, or textures. 3.5 Create symbolic artwork by substituting symbols for objects, relationships, or ideas

This unit was inspired by a lesson shared by Patty Palmer on Deep Space Sparkle.  Thanks for sharing Patty!

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