For the rest of this term children have continued to be inspired by Matisse. They are working on a still life project.
Veena and I visited the lovely exhibition Matisse in the Studio (click the link to visit) at the Royal Academy showing how Matisse used his wonderful collection of objects in his paintings. It was wonderful to see the actual objects that inspired his paintings next to the paintings themselves. It gave an insight into how an artist works.
Working in groups they made their own arrangements.
Veena found it interesting to see how different children prioritised different elements of the composition. Some focussed more on the patterns of the fabric than the objects themselves.
I’m looking forward to see how this project develops.