Color, patterns, expressive & loose lines and shapes – a great 1st grade project any time. Matisse’s work is always fun to look at, describe, and interpret for kids. This project took us 5 weeks to complete: week 1 had us investigating and drawing elipses for our goldfish bowls, week 2 drawing tables with perspective, weeks 3 & 4 large, patterned backgrounds, our final day cutting out the goldfish bowl and table then using elmer’s glue to mount on our backgrounds. Outlining the table & goldfish bowl really made our work “POP!” – the results were incredible!

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