A two page PDF resource (can be photocopied back to back and laminated for repeated use) on the artist Henri Matisse.
Can be used as a cover lesson during a relevant project (colour, collage, abstraction, leaves, Expressionism …), an extension activity, independent study, or as a whole class task.
Students are asked to read the information about the artist then answer questions, then show their visual understanding by creating their own cut paper collage. There are also links to other artists (Beatriz Milhazes, Jen Stark and Andy Goldsworthy) to develop ideas and further investigation.
The lesson requires minimal materials (paper, scissors and glue) and can be carried out in a non-specialist classroom.
A great introduction to an important 20th century artist whose work is inspiring and engaging for young people.