Impressionism Teacher Resources
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Impressionism and Beyond
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.
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.
After Impressionism from Van Gogh to Matisse (1886 - 1906)
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.
Students 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.
Young scholars explore Impressionism and artists like Monet and Renoir. In this Impressionism lesson, students visit an Impressionism website and discuss the themes used in the art. Young scholars select an Impressionist artist and research them. Students create a website for the artist.
Monet and Impressionism
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.
Monet, Water lilies Warm and Cool Color Paintings
Students complete a piece of artwork. In this impressionism lesson plan, students view Monet's Water Lillies painting and identify the characteristics of impressionism. Students create their own impressionism inspired artwork.
Sixth graders study about Impressionism and Post Impressionism. They create a watercolor collage.
Analysis of Theme in Impressionist writing
Eleventh graders explore the concepts of Impressionism and theme. They choose a section of narration which presents Henry Fleming's vision of war. They analyze this section to determine which images invoke the senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste.
The Sensory Palette: Setting the Impressionism Scene
Students investigate the lives of classic impressionist painters such as Monet. In this art history lesson, students utilize the Internet to research the impressionist period of painting and the masters of the genre. Students write biographical studies of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.
Homeschooling Chronicles - Impressionism
The exhibition "The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the MusÃ©e dâ€™Orsay" led us to the truth behind the "pretty pictures."
Send a Postcard
Students examine a painting done in the Impressionist style. They gain an understanding of the Impressionist style and then see how to write and address a postcard.
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.
Monet And Impressionism
Students 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.
What is Conceptual Art?
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.
Tahitian Landscape by Paul Gauguin
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.
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.
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.
The Impressionists' Use of Light
Students recreate their own version of Starry, Starry Night. In this impressionists art lesson plan, students examine color, shadows, light and how impressionists artists used these in their art. Students use Kerpoof software to create their own painting.
Realistic Impressions: Investigating Movements in the Visual Arts
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this activity. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.