1st grade- Henri Matisse

The first grade is learning about the artist, Henri Matisse.

This is Matisse’s collage, The Snail.  To create this artwork, Matisse painted papers, then cut and glued them onto a paper. He had to think very carefully about where he put his shapes. Where you put shapes in your artwork is called compositionHow does Matisse’s composition give us clues that this is a snail?


We will use geometric shapes to create a composition showing an animal. We will paint our animals with bright colors, like Matisse.