Youth Series: Painting Like the Masters: Henri Matisse “Cat by the Window”

Saturday, March 09
Doors: 10am // Show: 10am

Ages: 8-12
Time: 10AM – 1:30PM
Date: Mar. 9, 2024
Location: Cain Center for the Arts, Classroom 115

In this 3 ½ hour workshop children will learn about the French artist Henri Matisse, known for both his use of vibrant colors and his fluid and original drawings. Children will explore the “Window Series” through a video presentation and will reproduce the “Cat by the Window” using acrylic paints on canvas board.  No prior experience is necessary since children will work at their appropriate level of abilities.



Workshop Structure:

  1. Introduction to Henri Matisse and discussion of his use of color  through Video presentation (15 minutes)
  2. Pencil sketch on canvas.(30 minutes)
  3. Painting.
  4. Drying and varnishing the final piece. (non toxic acrylic paint and varnish used)

***Cornelius Residents will use RESCODE for Cornelius resident price.*** 

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