First grade looked at Rousseau's paintings and pointed out all the of the leaves and trees that surround the wild animals. I told them that we would be painting tigers, BUT, we wouldn't be drawing with pencil first. They were nervous to start off with paint right away, but loved the results!
Artist: Henri Rousseau
Elements: Line, Shape, Space
Concepts: Pattern, Painting without sketching first
Materials: White tag board, tempera paint