Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Second graders learned about the artist Henri Rousseau in this oil pastel project!  Henri Rousseau was a self-taught artist who loved to paint jungle scenes.  Just like Henri Rousseau, we created rainforest art.  This year students have been studying art from Central America and the toucan is found in both Central and South America. In addition to learning about toucans students studied the art element of texture. They created smooth textures by coloring in completely with oil pastel and rough leafy textures by using controlled looping lines (scumbling). Any exposed paper that remained was painted with watercolor paint! Great work second graders!

Learning Goals: I can...
- Tell about Henri Rousseau
- Tell about toucans
- Create texture using oil pastel

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