Impressionism Teacher Resources

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High schoolers view a video, and they are reminded that Impressionism was an artistic movement that begin in Pairs in the 1800s. They are asked to think about the paintings featured in the video and describe the typical style of these works. Students create a classroom Impressionist and post impressionist exhibition to compare and contrast some of the major artists of the movement. They work in small groups and they are explained that each group is going to create a mini-exhibit about one Impressionist.
Students plan a museum visit to study Impressionist paintings and its artists.  In this Impressionism lesson, students examine the colors and perception of space in Impressionist artwork.  Students recognize the characteristic elements of Impressionist paintings.
Young scholars explore and discuss Impressionism and artists, like Monet and Renoir, who defined the Impressionism Art Movement, choose an artist to research, and create web sites based on their research.
Students explore Impressionism and artists like Monet and Renoir. In this Impressionism instructional activity, students visit an Impressionism website and discuss the themes used in the art. Students select an Impressionist artist and research them. Students create a website for the artist.
Monet is a great artist to study and impressionism is a wonderful art style to practice. Learners read about Monet then attempt to use impressionist painting techniques. Book and image links are included. 
Students explore Impressionism through the works of Claude Monet, study Impressionism painting on a field trip to the Art Institute in Chicago, and create an Impressionistic painting.
The exhibition "The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay" led us to the truth behind the "pretty pictures."
Learners complete a piece of artwork. In this impressionism instructional activity, students view Monet's Water Lillies painting and identify the characteristics of impressionism. Learners create their own impressionism inspired artwork.
Sixth graders study about Impressionism and Post Impressionism. They create a watercolor collage.
Young scholars create and discuss works of Impressionism in this lesson plan for the elementary classroom. Emphasis is placed on Monet's "Water Lilies" and the Bridge or Gardens at Giverny.
Ah, Impressionism, one of the most studied genres of art. High schoolers study the works of the major French Impressionist painters: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, ToulouseLautrec, Utrillo, Pissarro, Cassatt, Morisot, and Caillebotte. They create products for presentation and use reading and writing strategies in various activities.
Eighth graders conduct Internet research as well as visit museum Web sites to become acquainted with the period of Impressionism. After completing their research, they sketch ideas for a landscape painting in the Impressionist style then create their paintings using ClarisWorks Draw and Paint programs.
Eighth graders examine still life as subject matter, personal expression as a purpose for creating art, and creating a still life using a 19th or early 20th century technique.
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this lesson. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.
Motivate your class with this art lesson relating to the Lyme Art Colony. Learners create a television news report based on five topics; the American art colony at Lyme, daily life in a boardinghouse in 1910, making the most of limited choices, the life and times of Florence Griswold, and American Impressionism. They use the Florence Griswold Museum's online resources to conduct research.
High schoolers explore the idea of movements in the visual arts and differentiate between some of the most well known movements in Western art. The lesson focuses on what makes a painting an example of a particular movement.
Students examine how various painting styles anticipated the new artistic medium of film in 1895. They identify what makes film unique as a medium, view a Powerpoint presentation, and construct an animation toy or flip book.
Learners examine the art-historical contexts used by Salvador Dali and identify examples of them. They explore surrealism by playing the game Exquisite Corpse, automatic writing or drawing, and dream illustration. They tour the Dali Museum.
Eighth graders study Impressionism through the works of Claude Monet. They do a self portrait in the Impressionist style.
Students examine the art of Impressionists. In this art history lesson, students research the art and artists of the Impressionism period and then identify the artist of significant Impressionism pieces. Students also try their hand at the artistic style.