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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.
Students 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 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 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.
Help your class build visual literacy and artistic ability by having them create a unique impressionistic painting. They'll review impressionistic techniques, and then they'll set to work with paints and collage as they express themselves through an artistic way. They don't work to recreate a piece, but to create their own piece in an impressionistic style.
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
Make an impression with a reading comprehension assessment based on Claude Monet. After reading a short biographical paragraph about the famous French painter, readers demonstrate their comprehension skills by drawing inferences, recalling details, and identifying the tone of the excerpt. Of particular value is the answer key that not only identifies the correct response, but also gives a detailed explanation of why the offered foils are incorrect. The worksheet could be used at the beginning of the year or to assess the skill level of a new student.
Get ready to explore the piece Tahitian Landscape with your seventh graders. They discuss the primitive style, bright colors, and impressionism found in the work, as well as biographical information regarding Gauguin's life. There are several very good art activities that will have learners painting with flair and imagination.
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.