Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January - Matisse

Sometimes it is difficult to think about the fact that kids get sick. Our project this month is to help some kids with cancer by making pillowcases for them. It is a tangible way to reach out and try to make their day (and night) a tiny bit better. If you know of any specific child in need who would appreciate one of our pillowcases, please let me know.

To prepare for this month's class please print out the picture below and place it in a location where you child will see it often.

Henri Matisse
(pronounced Mah-TEECE)
French
1869-1954
Beasts of the Sea
1951
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
For a printable image click here

Each child will be creating a collage, so the measurements on the "small brightly colored paper" pieces do not need to be precise. This a great opportunity to clean out your scrap paper stash.

Supplies to bring to class:
  • Large brightly colored paper - 1 sheet 12 x 18 in bright pink, turquoise, white or black
  • Small brightly colored paper - 2 or more sheets approximately 4 x 6 in bright yellow, orange, red or violet, or a combination of these colors - use what you have
  • Green paper - 1 sheet, 9 x 12
  • Blue paper - 1 sheet, 9 x 12
  • Scissors - 1 pair for each student
  • Pencil - any pencil will do, this does not need to be a fancy drawing pencil
  • Glue Stick - 1 for each student
See you Tuesday, January 10th at 6:30!