Lesson 2 - Dürer Rabbits
Lesson 4 - Picasso Cats

Lesson 3 - Chagall Merry-Go-Round


Hello and welcome to Lesson 3!

Hurray for all of YOU! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Dürer rabbits!

Today we are going to take inspiration from a drawing by Marc Chagall, a famous Russian/French painter. But instead of a "Master Copy," we will just take some ideas from his picture and then mix it up and make our own! 

Hurray! Let's get started!




Today you will need:

-- a large sheet of white paper 

-- construction paper, different colors

-- red, blue, yellow and white non-toxic acrylic or tempera paint

-- larger paintbrush

-- colored markers

-- crayons

-- glue stick

-- scissors


Today's video:

Kids Art Week 2017 - Chagall Merry-Go-Round

Click here to download video to your computer; this may take a few minutes. Standard | HD



Today you will make a collage with the following "recipe":

  • 5 horses
  • a merry-go-round
  • a ladder

1. First you will paint your colored construction paper (note: this step can be skipped if desired). For each colored paper, mix a color that is close to the color of the paper. It can be a little lighter or darker, but basically you just want to add interest to your paper and change it just a little bit. Let dry.

2. Prepare your white paper by cutting out a rounded top. 

3. Once your colored paper is dry, cut out five horse shapes of various sizes and colors. Cut out a rectangular shape for the merry-go-round; also cut out a roof. (Search for carousel images for ideas!)

4. Once everything is cut out, move the pieces around until you have a design that is pleasing to you. You might need to trim some of the horses down to be smaller. 

5. Glue down everything.

6. Next, add eyes, legs, ears, and other details with colored markers. Don't forget to put the ladder somewhere!

7. Finally, please post online so we can all see! You can also email me your creations if you prefer: carla[at]carlasonheim.com.

Have fun and we'll see you tomorrow!





And remember!

I want to encourage parents of younger children ESPECIALLY (but really, all of us), to remember to try and make this lesson a positive experience, even if that means not following the steps precisely! ;)

Truly, it's more important for all of us to enjoy the process, whatever the outcome. So please don't worry if the end product is not what you expected... let your children make the assignments their own... their ideas are golden.

I have no expectations that the images posted are "right," and hope you can let those go for you and your children, too. 



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