Artful Adventures with Henri Matisse

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Artful Adventures with Henri Matisse – Online Workshop

The Artful Adventures workshop series will introduce you to master artists from around the world and throughout history, and through their techniques and style inspire YOUR mixed media art journaling and artmaking.

This workshop focuses on Henri Matisse – the beloved artistic master of color, shape, and line from the 20th century, with an artistic style that is expressive, playful, and inventive. Through 4 technique lessons discover how to translate some of Matisse’s signature elements into your own art journaling and art making practice. Learn about Matisse’s paper cut outs and compose a scene using collage and pattern. Experiment with different color palettes and the expressive use of color by drawing from Matisse’s work. Play with repetition and experiment with some of Matisse’s favorite subjects and motifs. Finally delve into the reductive method of art making to create focus and emphasis in your work. Are you ready to go on an Artful Adventure with Henri Matisse?

What this Workshop Covers:

  • Mixed Media techniques for creating unique art journal pages using techniques inspired by the artwork of Henri Matisse
  • Easy to follow video instruction covering the techniques and an insight into my thinking process while creating
  • Lifetime access to video lessons on this website
  • Downloadable video lessons to add to your library *Please read download info below*
  • Classroom environment where you can ask questions and post comments

This class is broken down into 6 lessons, including a Welcome, About, and 4 Technique lessons. The Technique lessons will go live on the following dates: September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20.

You may sign up at any time, work at your own pace as the lessons go live, and have unlimited access to all the lessons. All lessons are downloadable.

Share Your Creation – Please use the hashtag #aamatisse on social media to share the art journal spreads you create. We will also have a Workshop Student Work album in Nat’s Creative Hood in the Media section under Albums where you can upload your work (this is a private Facebook Group, please join to participate). I would love to see what you make!


There are some things that you will definitely need for this workshop and other supplies that will be helpful but are optional. We have tried to keep this list simple.

Please note that all brand recommendations are just reflecting what I love to use -you can use whatever brands you like:


By signing up for this workshop, you agree not to give your private log-in and any password information to anyone else. The enrollment fee is for one person only. After the payment confirmation is sent to you, cancellation is no longer possible. Tuition is not refundable.

All videos are under the copyright of Nathalie Kalbach and are for private use only and cannot be shared. You may not teach/re-teach the information in the videos or use it for any online or print publications.

Streaming: If you plan on using Streaming only, please sign up only if you are able to watch vimeo hosted videos. All videos are posted in this format. See to test your computer. Some older computers and software may have problems playing the videos. We are not responsible for troubleshooting playback difficulties of the videos. Note that this workshop is not optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Some devices may not be able to play videos or display all content. We recommend joining this workshop from a laptop or desktop computer. Please ensure your computer or device is compatible BEFORE joining.

Downloads: You will be able to download the videos so that you can watch them offline and keep them forever. Download terms and conditions will be posted when you download the first video and in order to do so, you will have to agree to those terms and conditions.

*Please read the following information regarding downloads: You can download our vimeo videos any time to a desktop computer or laptop. Downloading to certain mobile devices including Apple devices can be problematic in some cases depending on the age and model of the device (an unfortunate limitation to these devices). Please verify the capabilities of your device before purchasing this workshop/workshop collection. Unfortunately we cannot provide technical support for all the different models of devices out there. We recommend researching various support pages to learn about your device and its capabilities, for example the Apple Support page here For additional information about downloads, visit my Help page here

There are 6 lessons in this workshop:
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 1 – Welcome
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 2 – About Matisse
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 3 – Technique 1 Patterned Collage
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 4 – Technique 2 Color Study
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 5 – Technique 3 Fishy Monoprint Painting
  • AA Matisse – Lesson 6 – Technique 4 Red-uction Technique