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2nd Grade’s Matisse


2nd graders learned all about the artist Matisse.

They used their imaginations to look at and describe The Sorrows of the King:

They noticed that Matisse drew with scissors instead of pencils or crayons and he included positive and negative space, and geometric and organic shapes in his artwork. Students had fun folding and cutting their paper and creating a collage with colorful scraps.


They used their imaginations to come up with an artist’s statement to go along with their artwork.





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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

2 thoughts on “2nd Grade’s Matisse

  1. I am not ashamed to say that I thoroughly enjoyed that video. Did you show that to your kids? If so, I would imagine they’d want you to go that website at the end to find out the MOST interesting thing about Matisse… Heck, even I learned about him! 🙂 I didn’t realize it was mostly scissor work and not things like oil or what have you. Cute project and I like that you paired the assignment with an artist statement. That’s very grown up!

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