Style Me Matisse
Do you have a style? Do you have certain things you like to wear? Music you like to listen to? Way that you like to talk? All of these things and many more make you uniquely you! If we really get to know you, we might even be able to guess what you like and what you don't because we would know what is more your style.
Just like you do, artists have style. In art class, the second graders studied the style of one very famous and unique artist. His name is Henri Matisse. After reading the book, "Henri Matisse Drawing with Scissors," by Keesia Johnson and Jane O'Connor, the second graders created their own self portraits using some characteristics that would be considered part of Matisse's style. Some of those characteristics are cut paper collage, bright colors, thick black outlines, and both realistic and abstract portraits!