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Se7en Discover the Great Artists: Marc Chagall

May 18th, 2012 · 16 Comments

A Couple of weeks back I showed you how we studied art… We provided an outline post for covering the Great Artists with Leonardo Da Vinci. This week we learnt about Mark Chagall… What a wonderfully versatile artist… We had such fun exploring his art… It took us a whole lot longer than we thought it would, simply because he was such a prolific creator and his work simply inspired…


Se7en Steps to Learning More About Chagall…

  1. We Read:
  2. We Wrote:
  3. We practiced his name a lot…


    And we got a couple of book reports…


  4. We copied:
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  6. We Explored:
  7. We like to explore a little bit about our artist’s lives. Now Chagall lived in Paris and we were inspired by his painting from his window, Paris through the Window. So we explored Paris and famous spots in Paris… then we created our pictures of Paris.




  8. We Sketched:
  9. We try and draw something that our artist would have drawn, for example his painting “Bouquet of Flowers” has a vase of beautiful flowers… So when we were out for coffee and their was a beautiful vase of flowers on the table we whipped out our sketchbooks…



  10. We Painted and Collaged:
  11. We loved Chagall’s I and the Village oil on canvas painting. We wanted to recreate his bright colors and topsy turvy art. We set about to create “Chagall Collages.” We began with drawing our own villages and farmyards, and cut the pieces out to stand alone. We made a bright background using torn tissue paper on card, with a very stained glass effect… then we stuck the components of our villages onto the background.





  12. We Constructed:
  13. You will find a lot of farm animals in Chagall’s work. And his work The Rooster inspired us!!! We chose to embellish a rooster… Soft pastels on black card were the brightest option and then we added dozens of tail feathers… to produce our family’s “Chagall Rooster”…




    And the Se7en + 1th thing…

  14. We Baked:
  15. The first thing that comes to mind when you hear about Chagall is stained glass windows. So baked some quick and easy stained glass windows cookies!!!



And that was a great week of Chagall for us!!! My kids can’t wait to study another artist… This may well turn out to be the year of great artists for us!!!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jerusha // May 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

    What talented artists you have!
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  • 2 irene // May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    hmmmmm stained glass cookies – nice one 🙂 I love those

  • 3 se7en // May 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks Jerusha… They don’t even think this is school!!! But if they had a choice of subject then they would all choose art!!! Hope you have a fun day and you are somewhere warm and cosy!!!

  • 4 se7en // May 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hay Irene… Very easy to make!!! And hours of fun for Hood #8!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 5 maggy, red ted art // May 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! Once again I am in absolute awe!!!! How many different ideas and activities did you guys have?! Each one more wonderful than the next. What a fantastic inspirational post!

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing on Kids Get Arty! Wow… hope you come back for the next session in July!!

    Maggy x
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  • 6 se7en // May 19, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Hay Maggy, We had such fun… thank you so much for inviting us to learn about Great Artists!!! Yes, the date is marked already on the calendar for your July round-up… but I think we may have to do a couple of artists before then… because we have definitely found our great artist rhythm!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 7 jacqui // May 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Love that rooster! We’ll have to try that!

  • 8 se7en // May 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    HI Jacqui, I have to say we loved the rooster too… It was so fun just to see it grow: feather by feather!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 9 creativejewishmom/sara // May 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    The rooster is my favorite too, and as usual you have me totally impressed by everything you do! I would love to look ahead 20 years or so and see how your kids incorporated all this great learning into their lives! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  • 10 se7en // May 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hi Sara, So glad you enjoyed Chagall and the rooster!!! I was just thinking the other day – I wonder how they will all grow up and will they spend their days doing arty projects or will they end up with straight desk jobs… I tell you kids are so interesting it is an exciting journey to travel with them!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

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