A colourful illustration of Matisse, cutting green paper

About Let's Make you an Artist: Matisse Collage (CSC263)

Inspired by her new children’s book, This Book Will Make You An Artist (Nosy Crow, 2024), art historian and author Ruth Millington presents a series of summer workshops delivered in partnership with MAC Artist Tutors.

What will you learn on this course?

Discover the work of vibrant visual artist Henri Matisse to create colourful collages inspired by his work. Known for his innovative use of colour we’ll learn more about this world-famous artist while creating our own pieces. Collage is a wonderfully accessible art form creating powerful new art images from existing materials, giving immediate results.

Combining fascinating art facts with the creativity and excitement of a craft session, this workshop will encourage children and their grown-up to take inspiration from great artists of the past.

Ruth Millington is a Birmingham based art historian, critic and writer. Buy a copy of her new book from the MAC shop for signing at the end of the workshop.

Hazel Pitt is a leading collage artist, graphic designer and member of Birmingham Collage Collective.

Who is this course for?

This one-day workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years accompanied by their parent or guardian who are looking for an opportunity to enjoy learning together. It is open to all levels.

The workshop is accessible for people of all abilities. Parents and guardians work with their children and all activity is planned to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to account for key age developments, materials being used, and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefor need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

All course material and equipment are provided.

There is a one-hour break for lunch, not provided.

Are there any additional costs?

The workshop price covers one adult and one child. There is a charge for each additional person (child or adult). At least one adult must be present for every three children.

Who teaches this course?

Hazel Pitt and Ruth Millington

Image: Spread from This Book Will Make You an Artist by Ruth Millington, illustrated by Ellen Surrey

Dates and times

  • August