Transportation Collage




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Miss McGlynn’s second grade class worked very hard to create cut paper collage inspired by Henri Matisse. Each second grade class worked with a different theme. Similar to Miss Flynn’s class, Miss McGlynn’s group was instructed not to draw any shapes first, just cut! We worked on orange card stock to create a bold fauvist setting. I am so proud of this group!


Scissor Painting




Students in grade 2 have been studying the art and life of French artist, Henri Matisse. After completing portraits of Mme. Matisse in oil pastel, we jumped to a new medium, cut-paper.  Cut- paper collage was something Matisse did during the latter part of his life when he became too weak from illness to stand at his canvas any longer.  With the help of friends, Matisse was able to cut and arrange marvelous organic and geometric cut- paper shapes to create original works unlike any that had previously been seen.  Students in grade 2 worked around an “ocean” theme to create Matisse inspired collage.  Look closely at the shapes and colors use to see what you can discover in the underwater world of grade 2!

Photographed works from Miss Flynn’s class


Kindergarten Rocks!

Amazing stuff has been going on in Kindergarten at the Roberts. We have learned the colors of the rainbow, how to designing turkeys, learned the Primary Colors, made snow people, and Owl Moon night time landscapes! We have spent time drawing, coloring, painting, cutting, and pasting all kinds of materials. We are having a blast and it is only January…stay tuned for more projects throughout the year!


Its been a Fantastic Fall for 3rd Graders at the Roberts!

Owls in Moonlight, Pattern Leaves, and The Color Wheel…oh my! Its been a very busy fall for 3rd graders at the Roberts as we learned about night time colors and watercolor resists, and then lines to make shapes, patterns and designs and finally we finished off with the most difficult of all, creating our own color wheels using just the primary colors alone! All our hard work has really paid off…see for yourself!


Reworking It!

Students in Mrs. Bello’s class did a wonderful job using painted paper scraps ands recycled materials to represent fun farm life. Teachers and staff sent in old cereal boxes to create these animals, inspired by the Recycled Rooster lesson found at Art Projects for Kids.

We decided to pump up the image with oil pastel and bold color. Students spent so much time on these animals, and it shows! Excellent work grade 1!






Second grade students at the McGlynn have been studying the life, style, and works of French artist, Henri Matisse. Students have had the opportunity to work with various materials in order to duplicate his work, as well as create their own pieces using the ‘King of the Fauves’ as inspiration. These pieces are from Mrs. Ewing’s second grade class. This class truly enjoyed working on both the pastel portrait, and the colorful paper cut-outs. Students enjoyed discussing French culture as well as practicing speaking the language. C’est magnifique!