Monet Impressionism Painting
The 4th grade students learned about the life and artwork of French artist Claude Monet. They learned that he was a famous artist in the art time period of Impressionism (1870-1889). Students learned that Impressionist painters were focused on how the light affected their art. Rather than making art look realistic, Impressionism looks a little out of focus or blurry. Students learned that while creating art Monet would paint the same subject matter over and over but at different times of the day and different times of the year. Students looked at a series of art Monet created about ponds and water lilies and discussed what season or time of day they thought the painting was done. They learned he created hundreds of painting about water lilies. Students were able to create layers of different types of paint using different techniques and colors to create an Impressionist piece of art about water lilies like Monet. Students also created a 3-D tissue paper flower to decorate their water lily.