matisse: icarus.

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This month for art mom I taught Milo’s class about Matisse’s “Icarus.” I showed them the piece and we talked about Matisse’s life and how he “painted with scissors” near the end of his career when he was sick. We talked about what we think this piece of art means. We talked about the colors and what they represented. I then told them the story of Icarus – and we had a great discussion.

This was an easy project – both to get the kids talking – and for them to use their imagination to create something of their own using the same process and colors. Some chose to replicate the piece exactly and some kids put their own spin on it!

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handprint owl.

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Milo woke up telling me he wanted to do “a project” so I skimmed pinterest to see what we could do and he got pretty excited when I showed him this hand print owl idea. I cut all the pieces out of construction paper and let him glue them onto the big paper. He loved getting his hands all messy in the paint to do the wings. He finished by writing his name on it, and proudly displaying in on the wall in our kitchen.

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I saw something like this on etsy and thought about ordering a print for milo’s new room, but then I realized, I could probably make something similar myself….And get it printed at alphagraphics for like $4. So I made one using Illustrator and once his room gets together, might print and frame it for him.