The 6th Grade Art classes were recently introduced to the paper cut-outs of Henri Matisse. Matisse was a famous French painter during the early 1900’s. Later in life, as he dealt with declining health he began creating artworks made out of large paper cut-outs. He called his approach “painting with scissors”.
Students began their project by painting sheets of paper in various colors and textures. Once the paper dried they began to cut out geometric and organic shapes. These shapes were glued to a white sheet of paper along with the shape of a human figure. They tried capturing the mood and movement of these figures by arranging the cut out shapes around them.
Mr. Keiser is proud to announce that there are two featured artists for the Matisse Cut-out project. Our featured artists are Loraine Bontrager of 6E and Gabe Yoder of 6G. Both Loraine and Gabe did an excellent job creating some unique shapes and thoughtful arrangements. Each design is fun to look at and both create a completely different feel from each other. Congratulations Loraine and Gabe!