Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

About the Artist

Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
Students will discover the abstract art of French artist Henri Matisse. His bold use of color and shape in his paper cutouts expose the children to a new medium and style of art. In their classrooms, the children create masterpiece cutouts of their own using a sea motif.




Colored Paper, Oil





Student Gallery

Henri Matisse Curriculum & Art Projects for Kids

Art Elements Taught

Shape, Color

Art Activity Emphasis

Abstract Sea Life Compositions

Student Art Supplies

Colored Paper

Vocabulary Learned

abstract, composition, contrast, design, medium, motif, negative, positive, shape

This artist unit is part of Track B along with six other artists.  All tracks include:

  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props
    *Art supplies and teacher/volunteer training DVDs can be added to your order.

The below artists are part of Track B. Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

Student Artwork

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