Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for a Chagall Inspired Art Project and a Chagall Coloring Page. He liked to make his paintings based on emotions, rather than logic. He thought that art didn’t always have to make sense.
Chagall’s ideas led to an art movement called Surrealism, which wanted to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. This Chagall inspired art project is kind of like asking artists trying to paint their dreams.
One easy way for students to try this idea out is to have them draw simple, familiar shapes, but in all different directions. Some things can be right side up and some upside down. The result is a scene that you can recognize but doesn’t make sense. Surreal!
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Chagall Coloring Page
Materials to draw like Chagall
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- Watercolor Paper.
- Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
- The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
- Crayola Crayons.
- This classic brand always works well.
- Rounded Watercolor Brush.
- A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
- Liquid Watercolor Paint.
- These are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and make clean up so easy.
- Non-Spill Paint Cup.
- Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.
Step by Step Directions for a Chagall Project
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to make a Chagall Drawing
- Make light grid lines. Draw a hill.
- Add simple buildings and a tree.
- Add more trees below.
- Rotate the paper and draw a car.
- The paper back and draw a large sun.
- Rotate and draw yourself on a hill.
- Add a play yard and trees.
- Rotate again and fill in the center .
- Trace with a crayon, paint and sprinkle salt for texture.