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Abstract Art with a Twist: Paint a Craft in the Style of Matisse

Nicole Arnold, Crazy about Art

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6 Videos (12m)
    • Intro

    • Getting Started: Supplies

    • Lets Paint: Step 1

    • Lets Paint: Step 2

    • Lets Paint: Step 3

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Abstract Art with a Twist: Craft in the Style of Matisse

Learn to paint in the style of the modern twentieth century masters.  


Class Description

Painting abstract art is all about letting go and having fun.  Learn how to plan life affirming designs with bold colors like those used by Henri Matisse.  

We will have fun while immersing ourselves in a craft activity -- painting gourds -- that ignites our imaginations and pushes the boundaries of our creativity.  No prior painting experience is needed - all levels are welcome.

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I think her classes are wonderful she is an amazing teacher and I love how she incorporates artists Thanks Joy
Fab class that gave me lots of ideas for decorating all sorts of crafts – thanks Nicole!
Sonya DIYart

Writer, doodler, DIY art school student

Another inspiring class from Nicole





Nicole Arnold

Crazy about Art

Nicole is an artist and children's book illustrator who loves twentieth century, abstract art.  As a teaching artist, Nicole focuses on opening minds to make room for unexpected creativity.

Read more about her DIY projects, Art-o-mat adventures, and book recommendations on her blog,, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter to enjoy her recent work.

Nicole's classes appeal to students who are looking to submerge thems...

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