Great idea! Have fun!!! Here is a good reference book for you:
"Henri Rousseau" by Doreen Ehrlich
Published in 1995 by Brompton Books Corp/Smithmark Publishers Inc, NY
I got it at the bargain bin at Borders' in 1997. Very nice book, lots of
large colored reproductions and a biography of the artist and his times.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
Art teacher, K-5, retired
. My current plan is to do a Rousseau type jungle
> scene. I would have them sketch ideas then blow them up on large
> plywood which I'll cut out and then attach to the fence. We'll paint
> the fence background in first (the school will prime it any color I
> want, I'm thinking light green) then add vines, trees, plants, etc then
> in relief, animals, plants, figures etc. etc.?? These students are all
> in different classes (6 classes) so I can't really have them all make
> decisions together but I do want the imagery to be really theirs.
> ? Any great resources on murals in general? Feedback on my idea? Anyone
> done a project like this and have practical suggestions?
> ? Thanks very much,
> ? Leah