Even though my school year might be starting to wrap up, I am far from being done.
I love keeping those little artists engaged in Art! Creating colorful, fun projects.
What better way than to make beautiful organic tree projects and a mixed media village mural,
inspired by Henri Matisse’s beautiful landscapes of the beautiful town in Collioure, France.
Here are the details:
Students created a mural to be displayed in the school’s office. Students used scrap painted paper and cut geometric shapes to create their houses.
After each student glued their houses on the background paper, they then created trees
with scrap painted paper.
Finally, some students painted the background and add big organic shaped trees while others chose to work in groups to build their own villages with wooden blocks.
Lastly, a few outlined in black tempera paint.
If you are interested in the full lesson, the digital lesson is available at the shop.
Project One creates Organic Shape Trees inspired by the painting The View of Collioure.
Project Two creates a cooperative class Matisse Village Mural that uses mixed media and is also inspired by a The View of Collioure.
Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic shapes, elements of art, composition and color along with art history.
Included in this 15-page digital lesson plan:
Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson
Art historical background about Matisse
Timeline of Matisse’s life
Supplies needed for both projects
National Core Art Standards checklist
Each project requires 1-2, 40-minute art sessions depending on grade level.
Thanks for stopping by!
Keep on Creating!