Drawing with Scissors: Matisse Cut-Outs

with Dana Harel

March 12, 2018

VENUE: Barn Art Studio


Henri Matisse: "Jazz" (1947)
Photo: Gandalf's Gallery / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons</a>

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The beauty of Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs is their liveliness. Using only paint, paper, and scissors, you will replicate his simple technique, and practice strategic use of composition, color, line character, and the additive/subtractive process.

About the instructor, Dana Harel:

Dana Harel was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Harel’s drawings evolve organically, fusing themes of man and environment. Her understanding of form through architecture leads to transformative depictions of human and animal, offering us an idea and not solution to our own internal struggle. Harel's exhibitions have appeared in galleries around the world.

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