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1 5th Grade Matisse Collage color, shapes, rhythm, movement Students will exercise their scissor-skills, learn a few things about artistic composition, practice planning their own simple compositions, and learn about the famous painter and collage artist Henri Matisse.Materialsconstruction paper 12x18 - a variety of colorsconstruction paper scrapsNo. 2 pencil (sharpened)eraserscissorscolor wheel (put up on board in front of class)glue sticksClass Periods - 2Set UpBefore class enters, give each place pencil, eraser, scissors, one sheet 12x18 construction paperPlace piles of paper scraps and rectangular scraps of various sizes on each table groupingHave glue sticks ready for distribution, but do not do so until each child has worked with the paper scrapsthis will keep them cutting the shapes they need and wait to glue until design is laid out.Make sure the students put their name and date on every project!
12 (print this page to teach from) Procedure(print this page to teach from)DISCUSSION Henri Matisse (On-REE Ma-TEES) 1869–1954 French Matisse didn't start painting until he was about 20 years old. He studied art in Paris where he painted mostly landscapes and still lifes. When he was about 30, he discovered the Impressionists, Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Matisse’s style changed completely following this discovery and color took center-stage in his paintings. This love of color evolved into an art movement called Fauvism, in which natural scenes are portrayed in unnatural, usually extremely bright, colors. The word Fauvism is french for "wild beasts". The subjects in the paintings were shown in a simple way, By the end of his life Matisse was thoroughly interested in patterns and from this interest came his collages. Collage is a French word that means to glue. His collages were made from boldly hand- painted paper cut into shapes, Matisse’s collages were usually large works of simplicity.It is very interesting to note that he painted all his life but is best known for the paper cut outs he began doing when he was 73. He started making collages because he became very sick and couldn’t stand up in front of his easel. So from his wheelchair and his bed, with help from an assistant, he would make large collages. He painted his own paper and drew shapes on the ceiling from his bed with a piece of charcoal connected to a long stick. He would also cut out the shapes and stick them to the wall. (Look at the image on the wall behind him.)
13 (print this page to teach from) Procedure(print this page to teach from)DISCUSSION The Color Wheel The color wheel is a chart of colors of the visible spectrum that is used to show how colors relate to each other. It is made up of three primary colors, three secondary colors, and six tertiary colors or intermediate colors. Primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) are colors that can not be mixed by any other colors. Secondary colors (purple, green, and orange) are formed by mixing two primary colors together. Tertiary colors (red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow- green, yellow-orange, and red-orange) are formed by combining a primary color with an adjacent secondary color. Colors evoke feelings. Blue evokes quiet moods and red evokes cheerfulness. Blue is associated with coolness and red is associated with warmth.Contrasting ColorsComplementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel. Two complementary colors gives high-contrast, by using a warm color with a cool color.
14 (print this page to teach from) Procedure(print this page to teach from)LESSONThe paper (12x18) can be vertical or horizontal.Cut out a large rectangle or use a rectangular scrap in a contrasting color.More interesting if it’s not a perfect rectangle. Ex. wide or narrowThis will be glued down to divide their background into three rectangular shapes. The colored stripe does not have to be exactly in the middle.Use scissors to cut out simple organic shapes in the strong, bold colored construction paper from scraps. If there are no scraps, use full sheets.Cut out a variety of sizes from small to large. Refer to these twoSuggest gluing down a small square or rectangle of another color behind their cutouts to create more depth.Remind them to use complimentary colors whenever possible.Use curvilinear shapes in addition to straight ones.If they want to do a person, strike several poses and have them cut out the figure creating a human-like form for their collage. (See Matisse print of Icarus) .Once you have enough shapes to complete their design, arrange their shapes on the paper.Pass out the glue sticks.Glue shapes to their paper.Be sure all corners and edges are sufficiently glued.
15 vocabulary still life - a picture of inanimate objects Impressionism - an art movement who work pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected lightFauvism - an art movement launched in 1905 whose work was characterized by bright and non- natural colors and simple forms; influenced the expressionistspattern - repetition of any thing - shapes, lines, colorPaper cut out collage – a drawing with scissorscomplimentary colors - colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel p.abstract – not realistic, but an imaginative, creative, expressive way to show the essence of something. (Kid Words: Weird, twisted, crazy, strange)curvilinear – A line that curvesShape - the outward outline of a form. Basic geometric shapes include circles, squares and triangles.organic shapes - An irregular shape, or one that might be found in nature (butterfly, seaweed, human figure, etc)geometric shape - made with straight lines or shapes from geometry, including circle, ovals, triangles, rectangles, squares