Marc Chagall art in Form 4

Form 4 got an introduction of the painter, Marc Chagall. Born in Belarus in 1887, Marc moved to Paris in 1910 and became an artist. Chagall often painted dreamlike scenes and many of the pictures he painted included memories from his childhood. One of his earliest works, I and the Village, is full of narrative and symbols.

After discussing this colourful painting in class, the students started to draw diagonal lines on paper. Using their own imagination they drew their self portrait in one triangle with a dreamlike version of themselves in the opposite triangle. The two remaining triangles would visualise their favourite animal opposite its own dream.

The children were encouraged to make their composition very colourful. The end result was a very enjoyable exercise in colour, shape and form for the whole class.