This project introduces Henri Matisse with his cut out images he made. I have an old Scholastic Arts magazine that shows Matisse working with a pair of scissors and paper with an assistant to help make his art. The first graders looked at some differences between geometric shapes compared to organic shapes. After looking at some of the differences, the first graders used templates to make their compositions. We really had to work on skills of what happens when you overlap certain objects and how we would make that look on the paper.
Here are some of their projects. Oil pastels was used to color. This lesson came from the art blogspot: artprojectsforkids.org. Thanks for looking