|Subject Area||Elementary Art|
|Unit of Instruction||Watercolor Exotic Birds;Artist Study Henri Rousseau, Line, Space, Watercolor, Resist, Contrast|
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will learn about artist, Henri Rousseau. We will watch a video and discuss some of his artwork. We will also discuss items that are created using artistic skill. Students will draw a tropical bird and add a background of their choosing. They will use oil pastels to go over lines and create a resist in their background. Next, they will paint using watercolor and blend colors, being mindful of how certain colors blend. Upon completion, students will upload their work to Artsonia along with an artist statement.