Carrie's lesson with 9-10 yr olds
We started the day by reading 'Tell us a story Papa Chagall' which gave the children a great insight into the work and life of Marc Chagall. I asked them to think of a dream or positive experience they could draw, many talked about flying dreams they'd had and went on to re-create this in their art. Their pencil drawings were then carefully drawn over with a fineliner and colour was optional extra.
The frames were inspired by a hunt around the art room, where I discovered packaging from school ipads! We also had rolls of coloured sticky back plastic which we could use to decorate the frame.
I introduced the artist Henri Matisse and talked about how in later life, he wasnt able to paint through illness and disability, so would cut out shapes to create his art. This was the basis of the idea for the frame, Matisse inspired shapes with encouragement to overlap and layer cutouts.
While some children were finishing their projects, I set up collaboration tables where the group came up with a Matisse/ Chagall inspired painting/ collage. They had a lot of fun with this and also worked well as a team to clean up when finished.