Lesson Plan

Marc Chagall / Magic Realism

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Surrealistic painters like Marc Chagall and Wendy Rouse show viewers an expansive world in a small area. Young artists have a opportunity to create their own surrealistic paintings in response to a study of works by Chagall and Rouse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a gallery of Chagall's and Rouse's paintings and add the works of class members at the end of the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires art supplies including white paper or stretched canvases, sketching pencils, tempera points, paintbrushes, and water containers
  • Includes a list of the National Standards for Visual Arts addressed by the lesson
  • The four-page resource includes vocabulary and materials lists, the 3-day plan, discussion questions, and a rubric for the project
  • Neither a suggested list of Chagall's paintings nor a link to his works is provided