4th graders studied the artist Henri Matisse. Matisse had 2 styles of art during the span of his career. He painted the first part of his career. after suffering a spinal Injury that left him bed ridden, he created paper cut outs and collages for the rest of his career. 4th graders created a collage background using images and text to describe themselves. They then photo-transferred a picture of themselves on top of the collage. Lastly they painted over the top with a paint wash.