Welcome to the Jungle!


Kindergarten students took a trip to the jungle through the eyes of artist Henri Rousseau.  Although Henri Rousseau went to zoos and botantical gardens (a zoo for plants) to sketch animals and plants from life, he used his imagination when putting together his jungle landscapes.  Kindergarten artists used craypas and tempera paint cakes to create their backgrounds.  They discovered that the oil in the pastel craypas resists the watercolor paint, so you can paint right over your drawing and not ruin it!  We created our animals from a textured paper made by rolling a marble in tempera paint.  Basic shapes were cut from the paper and combined to make jungle animals.



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