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HENRI MATISSE ONLINE: Painting with Scissors

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This is an online art class where tutor Frances Stanfield will guide you through Matisse's playful approach to art making.

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We've got an incredible number of you interested in this online class but we can only host a limited number so please book your “Live Class + Recording” ticket OR your “Recording-Only“ ticket via the tickets button as soon as you can to secure your place and avoid Matisse FOMO! Please read on for event description, materials list and booking info.


"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue." - Henri Matisse

This is an online art class where tutor Frances Stanfield will guide you through Matisse's playful approach to art making.

Matisse is best known for both his delightfully fluid drawing style and exquisite use of colour, particularly in his simplistic cut out works. You will be engaged in mimicking Matisse’s expressive and restlessly experimental way of working to inspire you in your own creative endeavours.

In this class we will be making our cut outs from a series of images which Frances will be presenting to you and from still life.

This class is suitable for ALL LEVELS

Everyone is welcome to join in on this Pay What You Can class… we know this is a difficult and uncertain time for many and we want to do our best to support you - As you are all probably aware, for the three of us at LDG creativity is our life-blood and our only source of income. Please be honest and pay what you can afford and our online classes will be able to run on a donations basis - if you are struggling, consider this one on the house! You just need to email us stating your situation at and we'll make it happen for you.

You will need:

*Some Scissors!

*Paper - you can use colour paper or you can paint/colour in paper prior to the class - Matisse painted his paper with Gouche if you want to really get your Matisse game on!

You can also use magazine pages, newspaper, wrapping paper, foil-anything you can cut easily!

*A collection of organic matter such as leaves and flowers (fresh or dried)

*Optional, but handy: pins and a piece of cardboard as big as your paper 

AND/OR Bluetak, Masking Tape/Sticky Tape

Once you have booked your ticket you can join the event and find more info on your "Online Event Page"

You can watch the recording once within 7 days.

If you need help with anything please EMAIL us through eventbrite or directly at - facebook and instagram messages are easily lost.

And that's it! We're really looking forward to you joining us.



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Organiser of HENRI MATISSE ONLINE: Painting with Scissors

The London Drawing Group is a collective of three contemporary artists currently practising in London. Although our practices are individually varied and diverse, we are brought together by our shared love of and passion for drawing, and our experiences of being taught by a huge range of practising artists at the Royal Drawing School Central.

Our aim as a collective is simply to get more people drawing, making, connecting and engaging with art. We genuinely believe that art is for everyone, and that sometimes the only thing keeping people from engaging in the playful, unknown and unpredictable process of art-making, is that it can seem intimidating. Through working to break down contextual barriers through innovative methods of teaching and creating, we hope to make drawing approachable to everyone.

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