- What patterns can you find?
- What shapes do you see?
- What do you think the title of this artwork should be?
Students began with a roughly 8"x18" piece of watercolor paper. Each student chose three colors of watercolor paint, limiting the palette to create UNITY in our artwork. With these colors, we created two vertical columns, stacking boxes of various sizes. In the following art class, we practiced cutting out spirals (tricky), long curvy shapes, short spiky shapes, and even the splatter shapes Matisse was so fond of. Shapes were carefully arranged to create BALANCE in the composition before being glued down. We had some extra time, so students had the opportunity to glue the finished work to a black background paper and create a pattern in the border.