2nd grade students learned about Matisse and created cut paper collages. The project was pretty much the same as last year, you can read more details on that post.
My "rules" for this project:
- Use both organic and geometric shapes
- Use a variety of colors
- "Draw" with the scissors, cut shapes directly from paper without drawing in pencil first
When students finished their individual collages, I had them cut a shape and add it to the giant collage. I cut a big piece of butcher paper and glued some whole construction paper pieces to it. When it was finished and every student had had a chance to add their shape, I hung it in the hallway with lots of tape on the background and a border of tape around it. It was a lot easier for me to hang one big piece of art than 100+ to show the project since I was 37 weeks pregnant at the time! I know that it stayed on the wall for at least the next week and I was on maternity leave after that so I don't know it it's still up or not... Guess I'll find out in a few weeks!