Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tinting Landscapes with Monet

I pre-cut trees that could be glued on by the students
I filled easy squirt bottles with blue, green and white paint so that I could squirt blue and white paint on to the top of their paper to make sky and green and white piant onto the bottom of their paper make grass.
I also created the fall colored confetti that make the leaves.
Discussion: TINT: What happens when we add white to colors?
Where do we see white in nature?
Why do we need white in art?

Claude Monet: (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926)
He was a founder of French impressionist painting.
He was interested in how light hit objects.
He would paint the same landscape at different times of the day
The term Impressionism comes from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise.
For more information on Claude Monet:

Read the book: what color is nature or a book that illustrates color and nature.

PROJECT: Make a monet landscape by adding white to colors:
Step1: using white and blue paint the sky on half the paper
Step 2: using white and green paint the grass on the paper
Step3: glue on a dark tree
Step4: glue a light tree on top of the dark tree
Step5: place glue on the top of the tree
Step6: sprinkle your leaves in all different values

Brown trees in to values
Confette in different values
White blue and green paint
Tag board

I adapted this lesson plan from another of my favorite sites, ARTLESSONSFORKIDS. for more information on this project please visit: thanks!!!

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