Matisse is one of the most innovative artists of all time, and a ground-breaker in collage or cut outs. He painted, drew, and sculpted, but after suffering a severe illness, Matisse began to experiment with an unusual medium for expert artists--cut outs. He refered to his collage work as "cut-outs" and it is a format that all ages can enjoy working with on their own, including young children. Children like Matisse because he uses bright, bold colors and rounded, simple lines in his work. This LibGuide will provide you with all you will need to incorporate Matisse into your curriulum.
NCCU Matisse Resources--How Can I Teach Matisse?
When you visit the NCCU library whether it is in person or online, there are a couple of areas to check to find resources for teaching Matisse to elementary school children. As a side note, any or all of the information here could be altered a bit to teach students all the way through high school.
Videos to Help Teach this Lesson
These videos can be for you to use to know more about Matisse before teaching the lesson or they can be shown to the students so that they can understand more about Matisse.
Websites for Lesson Plans
The following links are to websites of various lesson plans that have been used to teach Matisse at the elementary level. You could use any one of these or a combination of several to create your own. Feel free to browse through them and use what worlks for you.