I remember going to the Musee d’Orsay with my Dad growing up to see all the beautiful Impressionist paintings. I was always loved the beauty of his outdoor scenes he loved to paint. His pictures are beautiful printed in books, but there is nothing like seeing them in person! Then you can appreciate the Impressionist style better. Find a Monet in a museum near you
We completed the Monet activities in our study of famous artists –
We read good books, the start of any lesson for us! Some simply showed Monet’s work with a couple phrases, others were told like a story so the kids understood who Monet was, all of them were filled with beautiful impressionistic Monet art!
We then made lily pads by using a cup as a guide and cutting out a triangle from it. We then crumpled them up a little & glued them to our masterpiece. We made larger crumbled white flower with light pink glued in the center.
We also tried painting just like Monet – with oil paints. Goofy loved mixing the colors (what better way could there be to learn about color combinations)!! He made two masterpieces: Monet’s water garden and the train in the Paris train station with the smoke all around it. It was a lot of fun & memorable too!
Famous Artist Series click here. To see our field trip to the Smithsonian National Art Gallery click here.