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

EYFS Area of learning > Personal, social & emotional development > Building Relationships

What you need

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