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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

March “comes in like a lion, out like a lamb, ” according to the popular proverb. The age old adage inspires this wonderful art activity for preschool and elementary children. This saying also provides a great opportunity for parents and teachers to integrate science into an art lesson.    We begin this art activity by discussing the meaning of, “March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb.” We talk about some characteristics of the weather in March and...

Matisse Goldfish Collages

I recently had the opportunity to teach one of my favorite art lessons, Matisse Goldfish Collages, at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. This class was taught to children aged 4-6, but this lesson would be appropriate for older kids as well. To begin this lesson, we discussed the French painter and collage artist, Henri Matisse. The paper cutting, overlapping, and layering techniques of collage were reviewed. Then we looked at Matisse’s painting, Goldfish, which represents one of his reoccurring subjects.  We...