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WALT: Discover the animals in Rousseau’s paintings


Steps to Success:

  • I can look closely at paintings and form opinions about them.
  • I can describe Rousseau’s style and the animals that he paints
  • I can look deeper into the paintings and find hidden images and meanings


Today, we are going to explore the animals that Rousseau used in his paintings and how he incorporated them into his work. Remember, Rousseau would never have seen these places or animals in person, so they all came from his imagination!

Please go through the PowerPoint and then design an animal mask inspired by Rousseau's animals. If you like, after designing the mask, you can try to create it. However, the focus should be design, in today’s session.