Matisse Artist Widget

Henri Matisse was a twentieth century French artist. His characteristic style included flat, brilliant colors and fluid lines. Later in his career, Matisse concentrated on a technique called papiers découpés (paper cutouts). Try making your own painting with Matisee-like paper cutouts:

  • Choose cutouts and drag to the canvas
  • See what changes you can make by clicking on the buttons below the canvas.
  • Print your design.
  • Have fun!

Try Action Painting Like Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) developed a unique style of abstract expressionism. He would drip paint on his canvas in order to create his paintings. His paintings used a technique called "action painting." You can create an abstract painting by clicking on the canvas above. Move your mouse to create your own action painting. Click your mouse to change colors.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Artists For Kids

Leonor Brazão comes from a family of artists and since early age was involved in music, dance and visual arts. She was born in Portugal, lived in Brazil and later moved to the United States where today she is a practicing artist and “Artist in Residence” for Abrakadoodle, a national art education program. Brazão’s creates abstract paintings and collages using vivid colors and organic body forms. She often includes subjects from her life such as music, her native country or people.
What Kids Can Learn From Brazão
(Art for Kids)
Brazão uses line and color to create images that inspire thought, creativity and imagination in children. Her tile paintings depict organic images that form letters showing children that fonts can take many forms and are fun to create!

Her colorful abstracts show children that they can take simple images from their lives and create colorful paintings or collages that can inspire kids art. Learn more about Brazão on the web at

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