We focused our time and attention on his famous painting, not too uniquely-named "Goldfish". In our artwork, we started by doing a watercolor resist over patterns made with oil pastels. Then we made our fishbowl (based on either a sphere form or a cylinder form) and used the trick of watercolor resist to add bubbles too! Next, we made organic shaped leaves. Finally, we added a table and created our beautiful collage.
What do you think? I think Matisse would be very proud of these smart and creative artists!