Play with Matisse

Alice Harman, Leanne Bock

Let’s make a paper masterpiece! Join Henri and his friends as they embark on a series of arty adventures.

Make your own paper masterpiece with Play with Matisse, the first in a series of creative play kits for budding artists aged 5+. The kit includes a concertina that guides readers through simple step-by-step activities, starting with a simple color-focused exercise and progressing to a big collaborative project using found materials.

This is a craft kit with a difference. Play with Matisse fosters collaboration and imagination, delivering an essential message: never give up and always have fun!


Alice Harman


Alice Harman has written more than forty books for children, including the highly acclaimed Modern Art Explorer, and developed the award-winning Why is Art Full of Naked People?

Leanne Bock

Illustrated By

Leanne Bock is a Melbourne-based illustrator, graphic designer, and visual artist. She worked at a multidisciplinary design studio and top advertising agencies in London before returning to Australia to work as a freelancer.