Henri Matisse | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources

May 30, 2009

Learn about the life and art of celebrated French modern artist Henri Matisse. Start with the biography, and then click and print these fun curriculum resources.

Henri Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambresis in Northern France. His parents, Emile Matisse and Heloise Gerars, owned a general store where they sold household goods and seed. Henri was their first son. As a young man, Henri traveled to Paris to study law. In 1889 he returned home to work in a law office as a clerk. It was around this time that he had an attack of appendicitis, which required surgery. To make the long recovery more enjoyable his mother gave him a paint box. It was then, at the age of 21, that Matisse discovered painting and decided to become an artist.

Henri Matisse Biography continued on MakingArtFun.com

Word Search Worksheets
Get a free printable Henri Matisse word search worksheet on ClassHelper.com. The puzzle includes 21 words, and best for the 5th-12th grade student. If you would like to make a simpler one, with less terms to explain, head over to MakingArtFun.com.

Henri Matisse Word Search on ClassHelper.com
Henri Matisse Word Search on MakingArtFun.com

Color a Masterpiece
Print and color a free coloring page of Matisse’s Woman with a Hat (1905).

Woman with a Hat from MakingArtFun.com

Woman with a Hat (Matisse) | Free Coloring Page

Draw a Matisse
Add a drawing project to your lesson. Visit AllPosters.com for a poster of ‘La Pompadour”. This simple line drawing is easy to reproduce, and a great way to get connected to the artist. If you would like to, you can even turn the lesson into more of a drawing lesson. Don’t worry… it’s easy. Just click, read the directions and draw.

La Pompadour on AllPosters.com
La Pompadour: Drawing Lesson on MakingArtFun.com

Desktop Wallpaper
Download a desktop wallpaper for Henri Matisse’s Woman with a Hat from MakingArtFun.com.  It’s yet another chance to acquaint your children with a great work of art.

Woman with a Hat Desktop Wallpaper from MakingArtFun.com


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2 Responses to “Henri Matisse | Homeschool Art Lesson Resources”

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  2. ilovetobemom Says:

    Thank you for your site. I am a homeschooler and have a new blog on wordpress.com. My old blog was Singlemothers.blog.com Check it out. I may be able to use some of your ideas for my site!

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