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Online Extras / June 2017


Additional Links for June 2017

Yearlong Art II Curriculum, Lesson 10 of 10: Altered Books: The Art II Way to Keep a Visual Journal (page 10)
Lesson Plan #10 of 10

Evaluation Form

Altered Books for K–2 (page 12)
Download PDFs of reference material related to this article
Grade 1
Folk Tale

On the Art Career Track: Visual Art SK8ers  (page 18)
Visit the website mentioned in this article (Caution: some of the designs are rather racy.): http://abduzeedo.com/100-crazy-skateboard-designs

Alive and Kicking: Big and Bold with Draplin  (page 20)
View some of Aaron Draplin’s “Thick Lines” posters and his “Thick Lines” skateboard deck:


A&A Art Print: Henri Rousseau “Surprised!” (page 23-26)


Learn more about Miscanthus Grasses:


Languge Arts
“The Tyger” is William Blake’s (English; 1757–1827) most famous and widely read poem. It is also perhaps the most famous poem that features a tiger.

THE TYGER by William Blake

TYGER, tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water’d heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tyger, tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

You may listen to a recording of the poem being read here:

Identifying Style – Primitivism and Orientalism
View ancient Chinese scrolls with depictions of tigers:

Take a closer look at Eugène Delacroix’s painting, “Tiger and Snake”:

Earth Science
See some impressive images of lightning and learn more about the phenomenon here:

Here is a great site where theories about lightning begin with the water cycle:

Poetic Epitaphs

French poet, Guillame Appolinaire (1880-1918) wrote the epitaph for Rousseau’s grave. Not long before he died, Rousseau declared to his friend, “You will unfold your literary talent and avenge me for all the insults and abuse I have experienced.”

See Rousseau’s grave and his portrait of Appolinaire: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/henri-rousseau-jungles-paris/henri-rousseau-jungles-paris-artistic-2

Translation of the inscription:


Rousseau’s grave with poem by Apollinaire

We greet you
Gentle Rousseau, you hear us
Delaunay his wife Monsieur Quával and I
Let our baggage pass free through heaven’s gate
We’ll bring you brushes, paints and canvases
So that you can devote your sacred leisures
In the Real light to painting, as you did my portrait,
Painting the Face of the stars.

Guillaume Apollinaire 1912






Treat yourself! Do a simple image-based Internet search on “Henri Rousseau,” and you will find a plethora of imagery with his very recognizable style!

Or, visit our Henri Rousseau Pinterest Board:


Junk-Mail Fish: An Environmental Art Collage Project  (page 27)

Download a PDF of the author’s drawing instructions

Tried & True Tips for Art Teachers: Wrap It All Up!  (page 27)

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