A fun art activity to explore organic shape.
Use this teaching resource when studying shape as one of the Elements of Visual Art. In a Matisse-style artwork, students paint paper from which they cut out organic shapes and arrange them using a garden theme as inspiration.
This activity will require two sessions to complete as you will need to allow time for the painted paper to dry before cutting.
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National Curriculum in England alignment
Art and design
Pupils should be taught: to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products; to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination; to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in...
- Expressive arts and design
Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories....
Exploring and using media and materials
Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function....
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