Matisse: Boats on the Riviera

If your students love to paint, these delightful projects are perfect for your art lesson library. I love using bold, bright tempera paint colors splashed on paper with big brushstrokes. These 2 art lessons, inspired by the artist Henri Matisse, are simple, successful and fun!

Project One – Boats of the Riviera and is inspired by the painting Les Voiliers. 1906

Project Two – creates large painted paper cut fish, which is displayed in an underwater habitat. Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic shapes, elements of art, composition and color along with art history.

Included in this 32-page digital lesson plan:
Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for both lessons
Background information about Matisse
Vocabulary and learning objectives
Supplies needed for both projects
Sailboat and fish template handouts
Helpful Hints
Student galleries
Vocabulary cards
I Can statements
National Art Standards
Reproducible Artist Statement page
How To Make Painted Paper info
11 x 17 Matisse poster

Each project requires 1-2, 40-minute art sessions depending on grade level.


Keep on Creating!

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