Musings about the importance and impact of art and art education in the 21st century.

2nd Grade Matisse Goldfish Bowls

♠ Posted by ArtMuse in at 4:15 PM

 Henri Matisse Goldfish

My leave replacement did these, and they look particularly great on the peach bulletin board paper.  I like how clean these came out.  The cut-out shapes aren't to small and they are layered just enough to add depth and interest without being overworked.  The fishbowls were watercolor with salt effects and the fish themselves were cut from textured painted paper using paint scrapers.  Btw, if I haven't mentioned this before, I LOVE paint scrapers!. 

An example of watercolor with salt sprinkled on it while wet:

I've also taught a different version of this project.  You can find it HeRe