Friday, May 14, 2010

Preschool Art - Matisse Fish Bowl

This is a collage inspired by a famous painting by Matisse called Red Fish. We talked about the fish swimming in the fishbowl. What it would feel like to be a fish swimming around and splashing in the water.

Then I asked the following questions to encourage conversation and observation:

How many fish are there?
What color are they?
Where do you think they are?
Describe the background.

We then tore and ripped different organic shapes from orange construction paper. We cut (with help) a glowing sun. Then we practiced our gluing of the shapes, eyes and bubbles. Lastly we spread out a whole bunch of glue on the bottom of the fish tank and poured colored sand making the tank sparkly and adding texture.

And there you have it a fish bowl masterpiece to enjoy with your very own one of a kind fish...... and none of the messy upkeep.

1 comment:

Doris said...

Bridget, what a delightful lesson for young children, keep up the great work!