Saturday, October 12, 2013

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Want to meet a man with an extremely long name? Try this one: Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa.  That's a mouthful isn't it?  Most of know him as Toulouse-Lautrec.

Toulouse-Lautrec is well known for his love of the theater and skill with creating captivating posters.  We will be creating our own poster-like images this month.

Parents: Please be assured that the personal life of this artist and the subjects of his work will be handled delicately in class in order to avoid any topics that may be offensive or disturbing.  


In preparation for class please print the image below and place it in a location where your child will see it often.  (Click here for a printable image)
At the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas
Art Institute of Chicago

We are creating artwork that will go into boxes filled with Christmas gifts for children around the world.  The program we are working with is called Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse.  Here is a quick video describing the project.

There are plenty of boxes being sent from New Hope it is not required that your family packs your own box, but you are welcome to do so if you choose.  I will give more information on Friday and you can get details at

In order to complete this month's project, each student will need to bring the following items to class:

Note: Please make sure that all supplies are clearly labeled with your family’s name.  Children work at large tables, and supplies often roll.  Collecting materials at the end of the day is much easier if they are marked.  Address labels work well for this purpose.  

See you on Friday, October 18th at 6:30!