Organic Matisse Shapes

An overlapping lesson with Matisse-like shapes makes a colorful drawing exercise. Matisse didn’t start painting until he was about 20 years old, but then would paint morning, noon and night for pretty much the rest of his life. He eventually became a key figure in the world of modern art. MATERIALS • Sample Matisse Shapes • Chip board • Drawing paper • Oil pastels DIRECTIONS 1. I had a lot of scrap chip board … Read More

Make a Matisse Collage

I’ve found a rather simple formula that will help students create their own Matisse collage. Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of color. After losing the ability to paint late in life, he explored and mastered the art of paper cut outs. My experience is that most students aren’t used to adding lots of layers to their art. This collage encourages them to place tiny shapes on top of medium … Read More

Colorful Matisse Collage

I’ve found a rather simple formula for a colorful Matisse collage that will help students create their own. Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of color. After losing the ability to paint late in life, he explored and mastered the art of paper cut outs. My experience is that most students aren’t used to adding lots of layers to their art. This collage encourages them to place tiny shapes on … Read More

Matisse Art Journal Page

Did you know that Matisse and Picasso were good friends before they became rivals? That must have made for interesting times. All I know is that Matisse was a master of colors and patterns, and that look can easily be explored with marker, crayons and watercolors. I formatted this lesson to fit in my 6″ x 9″ recycled art journal layout. You can find more of these lessons in my Recycled Art Journal ebook … Read More

Overlapping Matisse Shapes

I combined an overlapping lesson with Matisse-like shapes to make a colorful drawing exercise. Matisse didn’t start painting until he was about 20 years old, but then would paint morning, noon and night for pretty much the rest of his life. He eventually became a key figure in the world of modern art. MATERIALS • Sample Matisse Shapes • Chip board • Drawing paper • Oil pastels DIRECTIONS 1. I had a lot of … Read More

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