South Bay Hands on Art
Inspired by "The Elephants"
by Salvador Dalí
Watch the video for the lesson and instructions!
Parents - Optional Extensions
Watch Dali's Elephants come to life:
Dreams of Dali: A Virtual Reality Experience Video - 1:16 min. Elephants and more
Dreams of Dali: 360º Video by The Dali Museum -5:09 min. Find the lobster phone at 1:25. Elephants start around 1:30 and continue on/off thru the rest of the video. With a smartphone you can freely look around!
Learn more about Surrealism:
The surreal artwork "The Elephants" is the inspiration for this project. Students will be introduced to this artwork and to its creator, Salvador Dalí. They will also learn about Surrealism, creating art based on dreams and imagination. After, they can create their own artwork inspired by "The Elephants". Instructions will be given on how to draw an elephant with very long skinny legs, but they are invited to vary it as they wish. For instance, they can create another animal with very long legs, or an elephant with normal legs.