Matisse for children at New Dominion Bookshop December 12

Author Carol Lemons will be at New Dominion Bookshop to conduct a children’s activity and to sign copies of her book

Matisse and the Boy Who Loved to Draw

Saturday, December 12 from 10 AM to 12:00 Noon

Matisse and the Boy Who Loved to Draw tells the story of artist Henri Matisse in his later years as he created his “cut-outs” or collage paintings and as he designed the small Dominican Chapel of the Rosary in Vence, France. A young boy named John Paul, who also wants to become an artist, befriends Matisse and embarks on an adventure.

Carol Lemons and illustrator Holly Smith traveled to southern France to research and develop the book. Ms. Lemons is a former kindergarten teacher. She has written a text is historically accurate and set in Nice and Vence, France. The illustrations in the vivid colors and collage style of Matisse were created by artist and art teacher Holly Smith. The two teachers used the book in the lower school classrooms at the Collegiate School to introduce Matisse to young students and present art projects in the Matisse style for them to do. These activities are introduced in the last section of the book, entitled “Now It’s Your Turn.”

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