Friday, January 28, 2011

Matisse Inspired Goldfish Bowl

These were created by some very talented Second Graders.  I was first introduced to this lesson by a lovely K-6 Art Teacher whose class I took over as a long term substitute last year.  Her version involved more coloring with crayons and painting with watercolors...however she did have the students include a window in the background and corners to indicate a room.  While blog surfing I realized that this lesson is quite popular and can be done in a variety of ways so I decided to attempt it myself with the students.  Although it is a very involved lesson with multiple steps (about 4-5 sessions) the learning is worth it.


  1. I've been thinking about doing this lesson too. These turned out just beautifully! They did a fantastic job with the backgrounds!

  2. Glad you like them =o) You should try it when you have the chance; it can be a lot of work (I'm on a cart so it's a lot of supplies to carry around) but the students seemed to enjoy working with a variety of materials.

  3. I love the colors.
    I am really impressed with the work of your second graders.

    Bravo to your talented students.