I love our school librarian and she loves art. She returned from her conference and showed me this book she got for our school library. I just started my 2nd grade Rousseau tiger lesson so we read the book today. I have many other books about this artist, but this is an amazing book. The illustrations, and Henri's message of never giving up to be an artist is wonderful.
There are many historical facts and artist cameos spread throughout the book. I would highly recommend asking your school librarian to get this book for your classroom.
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau is also available on Amazon.
My students are sketching their final copy from their thumbnail tigerscapes this week.
Can you believe the drawing ability of this student???
After we sketch, we outline in Oil Pastel, then paint with tempera cakes.
Below is a previous example.