Calling all art teachers! This interactive biography is the perfect introductory activity for your Henri Matisse lessons. My 3rd graders love seeing Matisse come to life and share some of his work with them. It's a great alternative to a slideshow and gets students really interested in the artist.
Included in this ~15 minute presentation is a brief childhood background of the artist, an open ended art discussion prompt and high quality slides of his work. His foray into the fauve movement is mentioned as well as his use of contrasting patterns within his famous room paintings. Although this presentation doesn't mention his 'painting with scissors' collage work, you can still use it in conjunction with those lessons as some of his highly patterned rooms are discussed.
To use, simply unzip the folder and click on the Henri Matisse Kids Bio app.