Yesterday was my day to Art Docent in Lillie's class. I've never got to do a project based on Henri Matisse, so we did a collage based on Beasts Of The Sea. In his later years he would paint paper to get the color he wanted, then use scissors to create the shapes. We used construction paper. I had several questions like, "What will we be painting?", then, "Can we paint it when we are done?", and lastly with sad eyes, "So, it is art day and we are not painting?" That's right, no paint...gasp! Actually I thought it went great. You can still totally see the kid's personalities in their organization of their bright colors, and their art skill and vision in their cut-outs. I think the kids enjoyed the collage way more than they thought they would as well.
See you tomorrow.