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Alex Newman-Adam

Art Exploration: Doodle Matisse

Grades: 5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Digital Citizenship, Art

Student Instructions

Explore the work of French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Painter, draftsman, and collagist, Matisse was a central actor in the Post-Impressionist art movement in France. He was noted as one of the greatest colorists of the 20th century, with his innovative use of contrasting pure colors, as opposed to the shading typical of earlier impressionist artists. The result of this are bright and often cheerful works, reflecting his goal that his art be “devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” 1. Tap link to visit the interactive Doodle Matisse activity. 2. Select an artwork and explore through adding your own colour and design. 3. Take a screenshot of your final artwork and upload to cameraroll 4. Add file 5. Tap check 6. Tap caption to write about Matisse's art, and your digital art experience. 7. Tap check to submit.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Extend this activity with peer critiques of artworks.