Matisse Fish Bowl

4 days (55 minute class)

Michigan Merit Curriculum:

C.1 Engage in full iterative cycles of the artistic/creative process by problem seeking, exploring, making analytical, application, aesthetic, and design choices, before completion.

 

C.2 Develop an idea, question, or problem that is guided by the personal, historical, contemporary, cultural, environmental, and/or economic contexts of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

C.3 Understand, recognize, and use the elements, organizational principles, patterns, relationships, techniques, skills, and applications of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

P.2 Demonstrate skillful use of appropriate vocabularies, tools, instruments, and technologies of the visual, performing, or applied arts discipline.

 

Objectives:

Students will:

  • Create a multi-media fish bowl artwork based of off Henri Matisse’s Goldfish.
  • Actively explore Henri Matisse and his artwork Goldfish.
Vocabulary Words:

Texture, Henri Matisse, multi-media, wash (watercolor)

Preparation:

·         Cut gold foil paper into @ 8x8” squares

·         pour salt into plastic containers for each student

·         have students help with passing out newspaper for desks on painting day and getting water in the water cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials and Resources:

·         Example of the Henri Matisse Fish Bowl Project

·         Picture of Henri Matisse’s Goldfish

·         Biography worksheet about Henri Matisse

·         Evaluation Sheet

·         Scissors

·         Glue

·         9x12” white paper

·         12x18” white paper

·         Gold foil paper

·         Crayons

·         Green construction paper

·         Red construction paper

·         Colored markers

·         Watercolor paints (blue)

·         Watercolor water cups, brushes, and paper towels

·         Newspaper

·         Salt and small plastic containers to put salt in

Motivation – Instruction:

·         Teacher will show example of the project.

·         Teacher will go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

·         Henri Matisse’s artwork will be shown and discussed.

·         Henri Matisse’s biography will be read by students.

Procedure:

Day 1:

·         Teacher will show example of the project.

·         Teacher will go over evaluation sheet and project expectations.

·         Henri Matisse’s artwork will be shown and discussed.

·         Henri Matisse’s biography will be read by students.

·         The meaning of texture will be discussed and where to find texture.

·         Students will receive their 12x18” white paper and crayons and create several brightly colored texture rubbings in the classroom and around the school.

Day 2:

·         Students will paint the 9x12” piece of white paper with blue watercolor paint (a wash) and sprinkle salt over the entire surface while the paper is still wet – this will then be set aside to dry for the next day (students will help get water cups, pass out newspaper to protect desks, and pass out watercolors, paper towels, brushes, and salt cups).

·         Once painting supplies are picked up, the students will draw their tables on red construction paper as the teacher demonstrates in class.

·         Students will neatly cut out the tables and paste them onto the lower half of their texture paper.

 

Day 3:

·         Students will draw a fish bowl on their watercolor paper using the entire space of paper provided (before they do this they will need to brush off all the dried salt – neatly!) Students will then outline the fish bowl with blue marker, cut it out, and glue it onto the table.

·         Students will begin to draw different leaves and vines on green construction paper.

Day 4:

·         Students will finish drawing leaves and vines, outline them with green marker, cut them out and carefully glue them in and around their fish bowl.

·         Students will draw, cut out, and glue at least three fish out the gold foil paper. Students will place the fish in a balanced design in their fish bowl.

Resources:

Adapted from Pam Stephens www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/pam-matisse.htm