Combine bright colorful cut outs to create a fun vase of flowers inspired by famous artist, Henri Matisse! Matisse art for kids is a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages. All you need is some scissors, glue, colored paper and our free printable template you will find below!
MATISSE VASE OF FLOWERS FOR KIDS
WHO IS HENRI MATISSE?
Henri Matisse was a French artist born in 1869. Matisse was a draughtsman, printer and sculptor, but he is primarily known as a painter.
He was raised in Bohain, France which was famous for its luxury fabrics. His exposure to these fabrics would influence his sense of color and pattern and help form his style of art.
Along with Pablo Picasso, Matisse is said to have had a huge influence on the development of modern art. He developed a style that is recognizable for its use of intense colors, repeatable patterns and flattened forms.
Matisse made some of his most popular art in the final years of his life. He began painting “with scissors” after health issues left him confined to a wheelchair, and his restricted movement made it too difficult for him to paint.
He would cut paper and then direct his assistants in arranging the pieces. Larger arrangements were placed directly onto the walls of his studio, and reconfigured until he was happy with the placement.
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WHY STUDY FAMOUS ARTISTS?
Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.
It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.
Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own art work.
Why is learning about art from the past important?
- Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
- Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
- Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
- Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
- Art history can inspire curiosity!
Make your own “painting” with cut-out shapes inspired by Matisse. The final masterpiece does not need to look like the one featured. Encourage your kiddos to create their own take on the subject.
- Matisse Printable
- Glue stick
- Colored paper
STEP 1: Print the template of the Matisse style flower cut outs.
STEP 2: Cut colored paper shapes using the printed templates.
STEP 3: Glue the vase to a colored piece of paper or cardstock.
STEP 4: Then glue your flowers and other shapes to make a Matisse style bouquet! Have fun placing the colorful cut outs where you like.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.Henri Matisse
MORE FUN FLOWER ACTIVITIES
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COLORFUL MATISSE FLOWERS FOR KIDS
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