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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Matisse fishbowl paintings
We begin the lesson with a large 12" x 18" sheet of white drawing paper. We divide the paper into three sections to resemble the walls and the floor. The three areas are then painted with the primary colors using tempera paint. While the paint is drying the students use pencils to draw their fish bowl on a roughly 6" x 6" sheet of paper. Watercolor paint is taken out and the students paint the water in the bowl. The following week pattern is added to the walls and floor with tempera paint. The scrap box is taken out so that the students can begin cutting the leaves and flowers which surround the fish bowl. At this point I also hand out small pieces of brown construction paper for the students to create a table. The various elements are then arranged in a pleasing composition and glued in place. This lesson took three to four forty minute art classes.