2nd graders learned about the artist Henri Matisse through a Power Point presentation. Students learned that he was originally a painter until his health left him bed ridden. Matisse then used paper cut outs and collage as his main source of art medium with the help of an assistant. 2nd graders learned the difference between free form and geometric shapes. Geometric shapes are easily identified, for example triangle, circle, or square are all geometric shapes. Free form shapes are shapes that are not so easily identifiable, but are still shapes. Free form shapes are shapes that can just be made up from your imagination.
Students used paper cut outs just like Matisse to create a Hamburger. They had to include both geometric and free form shapes in their collage. The learning targets for this lesson were:
· I can create a free form and geometric shape.
· I can use control when gluing.
· I can trace my shapes neatly with black Sharpie.
They did a great job! And the burgers look delicious!