Historical, Culturally Diverse, Standards-Based Art Lessons to Inspire Young Artists

About the Artist

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
A French artist who brought jungle landscapes to life with his vivid imagination.  His tropical plants and jungle animals are explored and created in the children’s artwork.  Students will create a colorful composition of plant and animal shapes using paint crayons.


Impressionist, Primitist







Student Gallery

Henri Rousseau Curriculum & Art Projects for Kids

Art Elements Taught

Shape, Value

Art Activity Emphasis

Jungle Foliage and Animals

Student Art Supplies

Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Brushes

Vocabulary Learned

background, detail, foreground, realistic, shape, value

This artist unit is part of Track E along with six other artists.  All tracks include:

  • Implementation guide to manage scheduling, volunteers & communication
  • Multi-level, age-appropriate curriculum for all seven artists in this track
  • Engaging PowerPoint visuals that include vocabulary, art concepts & music
  • Timed, illustrated & scripted lessons perfect for teachers or volunteers
  • Hands-on technique worksheets, art project details, art prints, games & props
    *Art supplies and teacher/volunteer training DVDs can be added to your order.

The below artists are part of Track E. Save more with a track purchase & teach all year long.

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