Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes

Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own paintings. The resource includes two additional lessons on Matisse and Autio, one of which involves building a vessel out of clay, and the other prompts kids to study different paintings for comparison.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create vessels with another medium, such as construction paper or papier-mâché
Classroom Considerations

  • The second lesson requires the use of clay and access to a kiln

  • Comes with prints of the paintings you will need for the lesson

  • None