We looked at many examples of Dubuffet's work, focusing specifically on works that feature thick black outlines, primary colors and hidden shapes and faces. Students used these guidelines to create original works that reflect Dubuffet's influence. Since we rarely work in markers for final product pieces, I have challenged students to use the markers as if they were paintbrushes and work slowly and carefully to create high quality work.
Here are some examples of Jean Dubuffet's work:
Here are some work by first and second graders inspired by Jean Dubuffet: