Meet Creativity Mentor Henri Matisse.
This kit gives you everything you need to introduce your children to Henri Matisse: his life, his art, his legacy.
With art history guide, hands-on projects, many examples of his work, art criticism lessons, and bonus printable posters. Let’s make our own art inspired by Matisse!
I’ve created this Meet Matisse Unit to make it easy for you to introduce your children to Henri Matisse. They’ll learn about his place in art history, consider his work, and try out their own projects inspired by him.
Matisse is a great creativity mentor for our children, always experimenting, willing to take risks, and always exploring his creativity throughout his life.
Everything is organised for you, with (simple) materials lists, plenty of examples of Matisse’s work, and a set of bonus printables. It’s a no-prep solution that will introduce your children to one of the art world’s greats and show them how they can also explore color and creativity.
Everything you need to teach creative, hands-on art lessons inspired by Henri Matisse.
:: over 35 pages of lessons, hands-on art projects, and printables
:: a complete unit of Henri Matisse-inspired art history, art criticism, art techniques, and hands-on projects
:: materials lists and bonus printables make it so easy!
:: everything planned for you, so you can enjoy it as much as your children do
:: created with children aged 6 to 12 in mind
The perfect introduction to Henri Matisse!
Here’s exactly what you’ll get in the Meet Matisse Unit:
- 30+ pages of lessons, hands-on art projects, and printables
- 7 individual lessons / projects / guides
- 5 pages of bonus printables
- full color photographs, material lists, and instructions for each activity
Henri Matisse lessons and hands-on art projects include:
- An introduction to Henri Matisse, his life, his work, and his place in art history
- Life lessons we can learn from Matisse
- Examples of his work and discussion questions
- Hands-on art project inspired by Matisse’s Cut Outs and ‘painting with scissors’
- Hands-on art project inspired by Matisse’s stained glass windows in the Chapelle du Rosaire and the Rockerfeller Centre, New York.
- Hands-on art project exploring organic shapes inspired by The Parakeet and The Mermaid and The Sheaf
- Hands-on color wheel lesson covering primary, secondary, tertiary, and complementary colors
- Exploration of Matisse’s use of color and an art treasure hunt
- Reading list of books about Matisse and his work
Bonus printables include:
- a set of color-in posters inspired by the life lessons learned from Henri Matisse
About Cathy James
I’m passionate about children having the opportunity to learn through hands-on, creative activities. I want kids to delight in what they’re learning and enjoy their childhood.
I’m the author of The Garden Classroom (published by Roost Books), Super Sensory Invitations to Play, and Art Spark. I’ve also worked in preschool, high school, and as a childminder, where my provision was rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED.
With over twenty years experience in education I want to share what I’ve learned with you, so you can feel inspired, confident, and supported to give your children the best start in life. Let’s work together to deliver lessons that are engaging, impactful, and fun!
The Meet Matisse Unit
35+ pages of lessons, hands-on projects, and printables
Everything you need for a creative introduction to Henri Matisse
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