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Year 1 & 2: Henri Rousseau

In Year 1 and 2, the children are studying Henri Rousseau and looking, in particular, at his painting Tiger in a Tropical Storm or Surprised!

We learned about Rousseau’s life and spent some time looking at his jungle paintings. The children thought about the composition of the paintings and practised drawing a variety of leaf shapes.

We thought about where the horizon would be and the children were encouraged to think in terms of shape rather than line as their drawings developed:

Next week, we will experiment with different media and add colour to our drawings.