Fauve Flowers Art Lesson

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Fauve Flowers2020-02-21T17:08:53-05:00

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    Students will learn about artist Henri Matisse and his style of art by drawing and creating large flowers utilizing vivid, contrasting colors and detail.

    Project Description

    Talk with students about Fauvism and how it differs from other styles.

    Instructions

    1. Study a flower for your fauve flower study. Draw the flower outline lightly in pencil. Your flower can go off the edge of the paper. Sketch in the details of the flower, petals, stamen and leaves.
    2. Wash in watercolor to create color for the lightest flowers and leaves.
    3. When your painting is completely dry, highlight overlapping areas in shades of colored pencil. Hint: the colors can be imaginary like the
      fauves.
    4. Paint in watercolor around your flower in a contrasting color. You can emphasize area with contrasting colored pencil or fine line black marker.
    5. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge so the name will not be cut off).

    Difficulty Level

    Mess Potential

    Student Satisfaction

    Printability

    Students will learn about artist Henri Matisse and his style of art by drawing and creating large flowers utilizing vivid, contrasting colors and detail.

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