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.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Art for Kids brings Election Day Excitement into the Classroom

Art education is a wonderful way to help integrate children’s learning, including symbols that characterize the American experience. At the Academy of Christian Education in Fairfax County, Virginia, as in many public and private classrooms nationwide, children engaged in activities that connected them to our general election. This class of approximately 20 students, representative of numerous ethnic groups and cultures, engaged in a Jasper Johns art lesson that entailed painting American flags. What a sight to behold!

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