East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"


Home learning focus

In this lesson learn about how French painter Henri Rousseau used his imagination to paint places he had never visited, learn some basic artistic techniques and create your own artwork.


This lesson includes:

  • one inspirational video about how imagination lets us paint places we have never been to
  • three practical videos about painting, collage, and printmaking
  • one activity to create your own artwork



Using either painting, collage, or printmaking create a work of art about a place you have never been to. It can be a jungle like Roussea's picture, a desert, an abandoned castle, an exotic city, or anywhere you want. Let your imagination run wild.