In Y5 this week we looked at the work of Henri Rousseau. In particular, his 'jungle' paintings. The class have been studying a 'Green' themed curriculum, as in environment/recycle/reuse/repurpose etc. We noted how certain motifs and shapes repeated themselves. I explained that he was a regular visitor to the Botanical Gardens in Paris and that he studied wild/exotic animals both 'live' in zoos and as stuffed artefacts!
We then had a go at creating our own rainforest paintings. We put down washes of blue and green and then went to town with a wide variety of leaf shapes and shades of green.
We added stripes of orange and black to suggest a tiger lurking in the undergrowth.