Radial Flowers

Ms. Diaz's class was inspired by Henri Matisse and his use of scissors to create works of art. Students observed flowers and noticed the radial symmetry they contained. They explored paper and learned how to manipulate paper into a 3D radial sculpture reminiscent of a flower, keeping in mind radial symmetry. 

Artist Inspiration:

Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:

"Henri's Scissors"

- Jeanette Winter

Paper Kites 

Ms. O'Neill's class observed the later works of Henri Matisse and explored manipulating paper with scissors. For their kites, students created three cohesive designs with similar design elements and colors running across each piece. To finish, students assembled a 3D kite with the three designs.

Artist Inspiration:
Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:
"Drawing with Scissors"
-Jane O'Connor

Radial Symmetry

Students in Ms. Steneck and Ms. Granshaw's class manipulated paper into a 3D radial design. They looked at the works of Matisse for inspiration and had the challenge of pairing complimentary colors from the color wheel in their design to create contrast. Balance was achieved by placing identical folds on all sides of design. 

Artist Inspiration:
Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:
"Henri's Scissors"
-Jeanette Winter

Balloon Prints

Students in Ms. Perci's class explored Pop Art and the bright colors and contrast Andy Warhol used in his artwork. They printed their flowers using balloons as their paintbrush and painted their background with a contrasting watercolor. They finished by tearing paper and creating a collage.

Artist Inspiration:
Andy Warhol

Literary Connection:
"The Curious Garden"
-Peter Brown

Radial Symmetry

Students in Ms. Argueta's class manipulated paper into a 3D radial design. They looked at the works of Matisse for inspiration and had the challenge of pairing complimentary colors from the color wheel in their design to create contrast. Balance was achieved by placing identical folds on all sides of design.

Artist Inspiration:
Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:
"Matisse the King of Color"
-Laurence Anholt

Paper Kites

Ms. Coreno's class observed the later works of Henri Matisse and explored manipulating paper with scissors. For their kites, students created three cohesive designs with similar design elements and colors running across each piece. To finish, students assembled a 3D kite with their three designs.

Artist Inspiration:
Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:
"Drawing with Scissors"
-Jane O'Connor

Radial Flowers

Mr. Mehler's class was inspired by Henri Matisse and his use of scissors to create works of art. Students observed flowers and noticed the radial symmetry they contained. They explored paper and learned how to manipulate paper into a 3D radial sculpture reminiscent of a flower, keeping in mind radial symmetry.  

Artist Inspiration:

Henri Matisse

Literary Connection:

"Henri's Scissors"

- Jeanette Winter