Friday, June 16, 2017

K-1 art classes painted their own jungle pictures after looking at the work of artist Henri Rousseau. Rousseau was a naive artist, who trained himself. Although he never left France, all of his paintings were of exotic, far off places. He got his inspiration from books, museum and conservatory visits, and his own imagination.

They were encouraged to show overlapping in the picture to make the jungle appear deep and full. We brainstormed a list of things that you might see in a jungle, including monkeys, tigers, snakes, fruits, flowers, vines, and lots of different kinds of leaves.

I originally found this lesson here:

Mrs. Brown's sample painting of a Rousseau style jungle

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