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Lesson Plans

Re: GRADE 2 LESSON? Matisse

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Tue, 27 Apr 99 12:23:17 -0700

>Anyone have an idea for a lesson for second grade, 45 minutes long, one
>shot deal? It can be historical, multicultural or nature based. Any art
>material is OK. I'm out of ideas. Thanks in advance, Stephanie

One of my favorite activities is doing Matisse-style cut outs from a
variety of colors of colored paper, and pasting them on a black
background paper. A little trick the kids like is to stack up six or so
squares of different colors of paper (staple them in one or two corners
to help hold them in place), and then cut out one shape from all of them,
all at the same time. You get six identical shapes. Also,I would show
some Matisse prints of his big cut out flower shapes and stained glass
window artworks.

If you have Discovering Great Artists (book) <Bright RIng Publishing,
1997, by Kohl>, it is on page 58. Includes a brief history of Matisse,
with facts about how he used colors to tell stories. But if you don't,
you can write to me for more info if you want it.

MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)