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Henri Matisse


Henri Matisse “Creole Dancer”

2nd Grade

Information: Matisse

Modern Masters video: Matisse (part one of six – excellent series!)

Matisse cut-outs info & exhibition video

Matisse at the Art Institute of Chicago

You may also check out children’s books about Henri Matisse from the Downers Grove library or the Hillcrest LRC.  A perfect one that could be read in class is called Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter.  Another one is Matisse The King of Color by Laurence Anholt.


Matisse presentation

Great video of Matisse doing cut-outs that can be shown for presentation.

Matisse teacher handout

Another Matisse teacher handout


Matisse prezi

Matisse prezi by Rachel Neustadt

Art Project Ideas:

Consider playing jazz music in the background while kids work.  Matisse loved jazz.

Deep Space Sparkle cut-out name panels

Teach Kids Art cut-outs

Modern Art 4 Kids group cut-out project

Crafty Classroom cut-out project

Art For Small Hands cut-out project – very informative

Arte A Scuola cut-out project – inspiring

Art Project for Kids Mattise project – includes a “recipe” for creating the project!


Notes from Previous Presentations 

Please contribute your comments, helpful suggestions, websites, presentations, and/or art project ideas to the above link.  The kids and future volunteers will benefit so much.  THANKS!


Photos from Previous Presentations

Please share any pictures or videos you took during your presentation.  They can be uploaded to the above link.  Pictures can also be sent to parents through the Seesaw app.  Please contact the teacher for more info.


[important] Don’t forget to submit an expense voucher to be reimbursed for any supplies you buy. [/important]