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Make a Matisse Collage

henri matisse for kidsI created this Henri Matisse for kids art project to encourage students to layer their artwork.

These directions encourage them to place tiny shapes on top of medium shapes, on top of large shapes.

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. 

• View and download Matisse Collage Tutorial

MATERIALS
Card stock paper, black
Card stock paper, multi-colored
• Scissors
• Glue stick

DIRECTIONS
1. Print a tutorial for each student. The collage is started by cutting our four boxy type shapes. They are glued to a sheet of black card stock.
2. Large and medium type shapes are cut from the card stock and glued on top of the boxes in a balanced manner.
3. Small detailed pieces are cut and glued into the remaining spaces on the layout.

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