Year 3 Artists

As part of our topic ‘Could you survive the rainforest?’ Year 3 have been learning about Henri Rousseau and his painting ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!)’ 1891. 

We looked at his painting and described what we liked about it. Year 3 liked how Henri filled his picture with lots of colour and abstract shapes. They loved spotting the animals hidden within his paintings.

We began by sketching our own rainforest picture, choosing a different animal to draw hidden behind the grass. They worked really hard drawing the trees and grass in the same style, shading and drawing patterns to create different textures. Year 3 then added colour using water colours, thinking carefully about which colours to use and where.


They worked really hard and created some masterpieces! Well done Year 3!