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One A3 sheet of paper is used as a base for the art work.

One A3 sheet of paper is used as a base for the art work.  

All you need are paper, scissors and glue to create masterpieces like Matisse

Henri Matisse was a French artist who was born in France in 1939. He studied to be a lawyer, but fell ill when he was 20. His mother bought him some art supplies to keep him busy and this was the start of a lifelong love for art. Matisse’s mother was the first to advise him not to adhere to the “rules” of art, but listen to his own emotions. So, he used bright colours, fanciful patterns and graceful lines. In his old age, he was confined to a wheelchair and his art surrounded him. His paper cutouts and stenciled prints are some of his best work.

Make a Matisse-styled masterpiece!

What you need:

• 2 A3-size white sheets

• A4-size coloured

construction papers

• Old magazines (to cut out

colours and patterns)

• Pencil

• Child-friendly scissors

• Glue


1. One A3 sheet of paper is used as a base for the art work.

2. Cut out templates of various Matisse-inspired shapes and fanciful patterns out of the other white paper.

3. Place the templates on the coloured paper and outline the shape.

4. Cut out the stenciled shapes from the construction paper and magazine patterns for variety.

5. Dot glue on to the back of each of the cutout shapes.

6. Firmly stick them on to the white sheet for your Matisse-inspired cutout art to be complete!

Courtesy: Rainbow Fish Studio

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