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Easy Chagall Art Project and a Chagall Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for a Chagall Art Project and a Chagall Coloring Page. He liked to make his paintings based on emotions, rather than logic.

Chagall Inspired Painting

About the artist Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall’s ideas led to an art movement called Surrealism, which wanted to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. This Chagall art project is kind of like asking artists trying to paint their dreams.

One easy way for students to try this idea out is to have them draw simple, familiar shapes, but in all different directions. Some things can be right side up and some upside down. The result is a scene that you can recognize but doesn’t make sense. That’s so surreal!

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Chagall Coloring Page

Chagall Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for Chagall Art Project

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  • Watercolor Paper.
  • Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
  • Pencil.
  • The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase.
  • Eraser.
  • Large erasers you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.

  • Crayola Crayons.
  • This classic brand always works well.
  • Rounded Watercolor Brush.
  • A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
  • Liquid Watercolor Paint.
  • These paints are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and last for a long, long time. Well worth the investment.
  • Non-Spill Paint Cup.
  • Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.

Step by Step Directions for a Chagall Project

Time needed: 1 hour

How to make a Chagall Drawing

  1. Make light grid lines. Draw a hill.

  2. Add simple buildings and a tree.

  3. Add more trees below.

  4. Rotate the paper and draw a car.

  5. The paper back and draw a large sun.

  6. Rotate and draw yourself on a hill.

  7. Add a play yard and trees.

  8. Rotate again and fill in the center .

  9. Trace with a crayon, paint and sprinkle salt for texture.

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