The last two weeks we have talked about art – Famous artists and their work, as well as what tools they use and lots of vocabulary. This Matisse project had students using their fine motor skills to cut out shapes. I had a few patterns cut out for them to use if they wanted to, but they were also able to do their own free form shapes.
Our finishing project will be a self portrait. The kiddos have been looking at self portraits by van Gogh, Rembrandt, Durer, da Vinci and Michelangelo (and can I tell you how excited they were to make a connection to those four turtles that live in the sewers?!). They will be drawing self portraits and decorating frames that will then go up in the hallway for everyone! So excited about it…the kids are really into this unit. They are also insisting on “artist’s hats”, which I think they mean a beret, so I’m going to see if I can find a pattern to make one.