Friday, March 18, 2011

Marc Chagall

Second graders recently studied the work of Marc Chagall. His paintings often included farm animals like cows, goats, and roosters, as well as memories of life in his village. We began by mixing tints and shades of blue for the background, drew many houses, and added silly goats playing violins with painted paper. Students really enjoyed the dream-like paintings of Chagall!


  1. I love this take on Chagall!

  2. Your second graders did a great job interpreting
    Marc Chagall.

    Chagall is not an easy artist to teach, due to the rich symbolism found in his work.

    Thanks for sharing

  3. These are adorable! My students love Chagall and I've always wanted to do a project on him. Thanks for this idea!

  4. Thanks for all of the nice compliments! I think the project could be even more successful with older kids (4-5th graders!).

  5. I just chased down this post from Mary's blog, and I think the work is terrific! Like I said to Mary, I am planning to teach Chagall next year and am always challenged how to teach him. Both of you have now given me terrific ideas! Thanks!