Matisse Cut-Outs Lesson Plan - Art History - KinderArt
Icarus (Jazz), 1947
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Written by: Liliane Bohbot [Liliane is an art educator Montreal, Canada.]
Students will create cut paper pictures in the style of master artist Henri Matisse.
- To understand color and composition from an arrangement of color paper cut-outs without a definitive sketch or drawing.
What You Need:
- paper (different colors)
- Matisse biography - Click Here
What You Do:
- Introduce Matisse.
- Bring some pictures of Matisse and discuss how he worked on decoupage in his later years while he was in a wheelchair and couldn't paint anymore. Matisse explained that those cut-outs were his best work.
- Proceed with the workshop by allowing the students to cut out shapes with three different colors of paper.
- The idea is to move away from representation and allow a composition from the assortment of pieces of paper.
- Leave a little time for clean up and critique.
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