let’s make HENRI MATISSE inspired art !

*Getting inspired by Henri Matisse & Jonas Wood
*Feeling good to practise creativity

An hour of a virtual workshop with a guided warm-up, and prompts on creating art inspired by French artist Henri Matisse.

As a child, Matisse stood by a window in a room and looked out where the family kept the birds in the backyard. If Matisse teaches us anything, it is to give ourselves some time to look out the window and ponder, as inspiration may just come.

Matisse originally used his “cut-outs”, also known as “drawing with scissors” to brainstorm and compose his paintings. Towards his final years, Matisse cut shapes directly from sheets of coloured paper into a world of plants, animals, figures, and shapes.

We will take a closer look at the everyday objects that inspire Matisse.

We will also look at how multi-dimensional contemporary pop artist Jonas Wood uses art history references in Matisse’s iconic motif in his pots.

You will be given options of applying the characteristics of Matisse’s art, radical use of unnatural colours and gaining confidence in your chosen material.

Papers in the size of postcards, oil pastels, colour pencils, markers, pens, scissors, glue, and coloured paper.

Jaime Hoe, Artist/ Design Sprint Facilitator. Her style of facilitation is empowering individuals to think differently and create in a safe space.

The zoom link will be emailed 2 days prior to the event. Another camera will be used to demonstrate drawing.

QUOTES by Henri Matisse on:
— emotion:
“I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”

— art as relaxation:
“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity… something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

— fitting in:
“It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.”

The attendees commented the process was inspiring, mindful and therapeutic.

Art is for everyone.
NB: Register 30 minutes (or more) before the workshop starts time.

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