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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Inspired by Henri Matisse- Kindergarten

Henri Matisse is a popular artist to teach about in the elementary art classroom.  I've seen a lot of Matisse-inspired artwork from other art teachers.  His artwork is bright and colorful and lends itself well to teaching about shapes.  We read the book Oooh! Matisse and watched the video Dropping in on Matisse

The students learned about organic shapes and geometric shapes.

They also used their fine motor skills to use shape punchers.


Bea said...

So glad I found you!!! I teach 5 kindergarten classes and four preK classes (as well as 1st-5th grades) and my weakest area is the preK and Kinders. I have them for 30 minutes, each class comes to me once a week. I'm hoping I can find some ideas and perhaps a colleague to share with. I blog here at blogspot as well. Come by and visit anytime. Your blog is inspiring!

Marcia said...

Thank you! I hope you get lots of ideas. Also check out if you haven't already!


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