Henri Matisse Collage
The class read together "Matisse: The King of Color" by Laurence Anholt to begin our project on Henri Matisse's cut paper collages. The 1st graders looked at and discussed the artwork "The Codomas" by Matisse. We talked about how this piece was inspired by the circus and looked for shapes and symbols that reminded us of the circus. The students learned about geometric and organic shapes as well as repetition as we created our colorful Matisse-inspired collages.