Henri Matisse

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By Hilary White

The fun and colourful artwork of Henri Matisse makes a great inspiration for children’s painting and collage.

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Matisse’s vibrant paintings and cut out collages are bursting with colour, pattern and shape. Much of his artwork has a joyful, childlike quality which makes it the perfect springboard for even the youngest artists in your setting. Try the following activities, and encourage your children to have fun with colour and shape – just like Matisse.

Activities in this article:

  1. Activity 1
  2. Activity 2
  3. Activity 3
  4. Activity 4
  5. Activity 5
  6. Activity 6
  7. Activity 7

Activity 1

Colourful Collab

ELG: Personal, social and emotional development: Making relationships
Age range: 30-50 months: Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas… Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or doing.
40-60+ months: Initiates conversations, attends to and takes account of what others say.

What you need

  • Bright paints
  • Plain paper
  • Child-friendly scissors
  • Glue
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