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Explore the vibrant work of Henri Matisse then tap into emotions in your own original tempera paintings, poems, and short stories.
Invite students to look at the artwork of Henri Matisse, such as The Green Stripe, Woman in Front of a Window and L'escargot. Study his use of patterns and colors, and discuss feeling elicited by the colors. Notice that bright, active colors are energizing and uplifting, while darker colors are calming and quiet. How can color choices affect people's moods in interior spaces? As an artist, how could your make this happen with your paintings?
On construction paper, have students use Crayola® Colored Pencils to sketch personal interpretations of a Matisse painting, or adapt ideas to resemble a Matisse painting.
Next, ask students to cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. With Crayola Tempera Paints, students complete their pictures in a Matisse style. Encourage the use of bright colors and patterns for an uplifting mood, or darker colors and patterns for a calmer mood. Dry.
Students outline shapes or add details to the work with Crayola Washable Markers.
Challenge students to write poetry or a short story describing the mood depicted in their painting. Encourage the inclusion of colorful, descriptive adjectives in their writing.
Storytelling meets visual arts in the style of Jacob Lawrence, African American artist and storyteller.
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