Posted by: keepingthemistakes | April 26, 2010

Matisse!

I read my first graders a book about Henri Matisse, A Bird or Two by Bijou Le Tord,  and we talked about how he “drew with scissors”, used “organic” shapes, and used both positive and negative space in his paper cuts.  They they did their own drawing with scissors, starting with a green leaf and then moving on to red, yellow and blue.  I encouraged them to use both positive and negative space too.  Here are some examples of their work.

I think they came out pretty cool!

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