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A second project I did was to hand out post cards and calendar photos I had
picked up in the Museum Shop of Matisse cutouts. The students were to pick
one and using bright colored paper, compose a paper cutout in the style of
Matisse--drawing with scissors.
A third project was to use Matisse inspired shapes and compose a self
portrait, again using the bright colored paper and cutting out shapes, then
gluing them to compose an abstract self portrait. In addition to being
inspired by Matisse, the shapes were to represent emotions, charact-
eristics, and personalities of the students. They had great fun and the
finished products made a wonderful display afterwards.