Jungle Art Project
You might link this project to so many other areas of study about natural
form, 3D work, collage, ceramics, etc. There are obvious artist links
with Rousseau. My primary learning objective here is to teach colour mixing
skills, tone, hue and the value of colour as well as observational drawing..
This colour mixing exercise combines simple observational drawing and
colour mixing. To paint your picture you are only allowed to use Blues
and Yellow paint! You must show you can mix lots of different types of
Draw a horizon line across the paper. Add another line half way between
the horizon line and the bottom of the paper:
Draw some plants from direct observation along the horizon line. Keep
these plants small in size.
Draw another row of plants along the next line down. Keep these plants
Add more plants, large in size along the bottom of the page.
Add tall plants and trees on both sides of the paper, add some plants
hanging from the top of the page, add a sky, sun and some mountains. You
could even add your favourite animals.
Paint your jungle picture now. You need to mix lots and lots different
greens for this. Keep your paint quite light and put darker tones at the
front, lighter tones to the back.