Art Lesson: Henri Matisse Art History Game & Art Sub Plans for Collage Project

Art Lesson: Henri Matisse Art History Game & Art Sub Plans for Collage Project

It can be used by 3rd-6th grade, Homeschool students.

Included: PDF, 21 Pages

You are ready to bring life back into a boring situation Art history Lesson? What about a game of dice? You can use this art lesson to make a Henri matisse collage. Will you be missing? You will be absent? art sub plan A folder with easy-to-implement, low-prep artwork projects. Learn about the topic with your studentsFauvismHow the artist came up with the idea of ‘painting by scissors.’ Your students will be guided from beginning to end with step-by, clear pictures and the PowerPoint presentation that comes along.


You will be missing and may need to substitute an artist lesson. Looking for an activity to do? Remote AccessOder DistanceSituation? Take away the anxiety of missing! The collage art project can be done in two lessons. Students will complete the reading, practice drawing and then the final project the week after.

Plan on an Maternity leaveLooking for ready-to-go, engaging art projects? Even an uncertified sub-artist could manageWhat are you waiting for? No worries! You don’t have to worry!

Please fill in your art sub plan A folder with detailed lessons on art that will inspire your students but not overwhelm them. Include a copy of the game and some dice in the box. After your students have learned how to play it, you can easily give them a sub.


You are trying to instill self-reliance in the art room. The Henri Matisse game is the most effective and productive. Finisher activities for the early hours Your students.

Create a center for choice-based arts where students can choose from a variety of activities. You can print the instructions and game board from back to front, then let students pick which activity to do. Similar to the a Drawing directed Students are led through art processes.


Are you an artist teacher in search of a job? Differentiated art lesson It will boost independent thinking, problem-solving and skill-acquisition.

Art can be differentiated in four key ways: The outcome, the task, the resources provided, and the support given each student. Even though students may choose designs from the Matisse collage board game, each project’s outcome is different for the creator.

There are three options for students to create their own design. First, students can use the game board to choose their pieces. You can also choose a second board. These are both printables. Finally, to make it easier for teachers who want engaging online lessons, I have added digital spinners!


  • 12-page PDF, not editable
  • A 9-page PowerPoint presentation that is not editable
  • Dice Game
  • Option-Based Drawing Version
  • A Step-by – Step-by – Picture Instructions
  • Henri Matisse Background Information Handout
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8. “I CAN” statements aligned with the Studio Habits Of Mind
  • Draw Page
  • Coloring Page
  • Google Drive Paperless digital resource for students, also for Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas (also for Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive), Teams, as well any place you could share a URL to a file…link at the bottom of each page)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


By rolling the die, and gathering the parts necessary to make a collage in Henri Matisse’s style, you can create a Henri Matisse-style collage.

  1. Start by rolling the die and selecting a background from the first column.
  2. Next, select another background item from the second column.
  3. The last three rolls will determine which dancing figure, natural element, and free-form shape you’ll include in the design.
  4. Draw all of the motifs on your construction paper scraps and then cut them.
  5. Then, make some squares and large rectangles.
  6. These should be glued down on a piece of construction paper first.
  7. Place the background shapes in a row and glue them together.
  8. Next, place the rest of your cutouts over it.
  9. Your colors should be balanced.
  10. You can glue everything.
  11. You can use both positive and negative cutouts to enhance your design.



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Created by Amie Bentley, © Glitter Meets Glue Designs, LLC

This activity was great for younger students. This provided structure for them to organize their thoughts and allowed them to practice fine motor skills as well as coordination.

Each resource purchased by this seller was a joy to use. After I gave them the background information, I created a Matisse Powerpoint and let them have fun with this game. The kids loved it!


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