Jun 24, 2013
Summer School | Art | Henri Rousseau
Here we are doing our second art project of the summer - inspired by Henri Rousseau. He was a pretty fantastic painter - of jungle scenes! Even though many art critics in his day didn't think much of his work, he did.
I love it when people are confident like that. Not the "I'm so awesome (even though I'm kind of a jerk about it)" kind of confidence but the "just know what I like and I like my art" kind of confidence.
We ventured outside in the sweltering desert for some leaves to make these prints. Which turned out to be harder than I thought, considering most the plants around us look like ... um... cactus.
All you need: paper, green paint(s), plate/flat bowl, brayer (it's a foamy paint roller, basically).
#2 kid went right ahead and drew some animals in her jungle scene. #1 kid is planning to draw some monkeys (with help from here) and glue them in later.