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Art History Lessons: Matisse's Boats on the Riviera and Painted Paper Fish

Grade Levels
1st - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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32 pages
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If your students love to paint, these delightful projects are perfect for your art lesson library. I love using bold, bright tempera paint colors splashed on paper with big brushstrokes. These 2 art lessons, inspired by the artist Henri Matisse, are simple, successful and fun.
Project One - create Boats on the Riviera inspired by Matisse’s southern France paintings.
Project Two - create large painted paper fish displayed in an underwater habitat.

Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic shapes, elements of art, composition and color, along with art history.

Included in this 32-page digital lesson plan:
Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for both lessons
Background information about Matisse
Vocabulary and learning objectives
Supplies needed for both projects
Sailboat and fish template handouts
Helpful Hints
Student galleries
Vocabulary cards
I Can statements
National Art Standards
Reproducible Artist Statement page
How To Make Painted Paper info
11 x 17 Matisse poster

Each project requires 1-2, 40-minute art sessions depending on grade level.
Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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