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> One of my favorite activities is doing Matisse-style cut outs from a
> variety of colors of colored paper, and pasting them on a black
> background paper. A little trick the kids like is to stack up six or so
> squares of different colors of paper (staple them in one or two corners
> to help hold them in place), and then cut out one shape from all of them,
> all at the same time. You get six identical shapes. Also,I would show
> some Matisse prints of his big cut out flower shapes and stained glass
> window artworks.
> If you have Discovering Great Artists (book) <Bright RIng Publishing,
> 1997, by Kohl>, it is on page 58. Includes a brief history of Matisse,
> with facts about how he used colors to tell stories. But if you don't,
> you can write to me for more info if you want it.
> MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA)