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Matisse Week 04/10/2010

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This last week, the boys have been learning about the artist Henri Matisse. We started by reading “Drawing with Scissors” and also watched an excellent BBC documentary “Modern Masters Matisse“. And of course, we got stuck in by doing our own art in the style of Matisse.

The boys made Matisse inspired collages:

matisse collage - george
matisse collage - rafe

(although Gman had trouble grasping the big, bold shapes concept at first!!)

made collaged name panels (an idea from Deep Space Sparkle)

gman matisse name panel
rafe matisse name panel

had a go at printing shapes over a collaged background (this idea from the “What’s the Big Idea?” book mentioned in this post.

playful prints in progress
matisse prints

And favourite of all, this wonderful Matisse-inspired dancer collage, another project idea from the excellent Deep Space Sparkle site:

matisse dancer finished

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Blast Off! 04/02/2010

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Another hit from the marvellous Kids Craft Weekly Newsletter (issue 38, found here)

We didn’t have any curling ribbon for the flames so used red ribbon and yellow rickrack.  Waif was very pleased with the results as you can see!

Handmade Card Swap 18/11/2009

Posted by snoozerider in Christmas, collage, kids craft.
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This year, we have decided to join in with the Handmade Card Swap over at Kids Craft Weekly.  The idea is that the boys make 10 Christmas cards which we send off to 10 other kids and we should get 10 cards in return.  Today has been windy and wintry, so it seemed as good a time as any to get started.  My fabric scrap bag is overflowing, so donated some to make some collage Christmas trees.  They started out quite tasteful and minimalist… but then out came the glitter 🙂

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