Friday, February 18, 2011

5th Grade Impressionistic Landscapes

Our 5th grade artists have been WOWing me with their impressionistic techniques!
We started this lesson by viewing the entertaining video Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists, Claude Monet. After the video we play a review game. The amount of information they remember from the video to ask each other questions about always amazes me.

The next art class each student chooses a Claude Monet art print of a landscape to study as the students render their own with pencil and oil pastels. They can change anything they wish. It usually takes one more art class for them to complete their landscape.

 Each student artist develops their own impressionistic style. By the time they are finished they have really had a chance to study their print closely.

The hall display looks great. The student art work is hung with prints by Claude Monet and a poster on information about him.


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