Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rousseau Jungle with Border

Junior High Students are participating in creating the art timeline. Junior High will start in the 1900's until today's contemporary art. We started with Henri Rousseau who was most well known for creating jungle paintings. He never took art classes or attended art school, instead he drew from books and brochures about jungles and animals. He loved to paint so he practiced and practiced. Now, his painting are in museums all over the world.

First, our students studied Rousseau and drew a border on their page. Next, we looked at pictures to draw jungle animals and plants. Students were able to use markers or colored pencils to complete this project. They had to fill up the whole page, use a ground line and include at least three animals.

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