I love using bold bright colors of tempera paint splashed on paper with big brushstrokes. These brushstrokes are used to make painted paper in my classroom by my students, then created into beautiful masterpieces.
Here are 2 colorful lessons inspired by the artist Henri Matisse’s painting The View of Collioure. The town of Collioure is situated in France near the sea. Matisse used organic shapes and bold, bright, expressive colors as his inspiration for his artwork.
Project One creates Organic Shape Trees inspired by the painting The View of Collioure.
Project Two creates a cooperative class Matisse Village Mural that uses mixed media and is also inspired by The View of Collioure.
Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic shapes, elements of art, composition and color along with art history.
Included in this 15-page digital lesson plan:
Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson
Art historical background about Matisse
Timeline of Matisse’s life
Supplies needed for both projects
National Core Art Standards checklist
Each project requires 1-2, 40-minute art sessions depending on grade level.
Hi, I’m Laura Lohmann and I have been teaching Art for 20 years in Ohio. I love teaching students fun and exciting projects and hope that you will find my projects enjoyable for your students. I enjoy seeing my students start with a blank canvas and explore using art materials to create beautiful masterpieces.
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