August Creative Challenge: Henri Matisse

If you read Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, our July book club selection, then you're familiar with this:

The great thing about dead or remote masters is that they can’t refuse you as an apprentice. You can learn whatever you want from them. They left their lesson plans in their work.

— Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
Matisse Creative Challenge | year of creative habits
Matisse Creative Challenge | year of creative habits

This month Henri Matisse will be our master. What lesson did Matisse leave for you?

Take a few minutes (a few hours or maybe days!) to study his life and his work. What about Matisse speaks to you? What inspires you? As Austin Kleon says, what's worth stealing?

Create something based on his work. Letter a quote of his. Find an interesting fact about him and share it with us. Make a collage with organic shapes. Draw a loose portrait. Paint with bold color. Let us know what you find worth stealing. Share on Instagram using #yearofcreativehabits or in our private Facebook group. Here's some images to get you started...